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    • Booing

    • Booing is an act of showing for someone or something, generally an entertainer, by loudly yelling boo! (and holding the "oo" sound) or making other noises of disparagement, such as hissing. People may make hand signs at the entertainer, such as the thumbs down sign. If spectators particularly dislike the performance t ... Read »


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    • Encore

    • In an encore (/ˈɒŋkɔːr/, also US /ˈɒnkɔːr/), “the performers return to the stage to give an additional performance — sometimes of the same piece ... [but sometimes] ... of another”. Multiple encores are not uncommon, and they originated spontaneously, when audiences would conti ... Read »


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    • Guarantee (filmmaking)

    • In filmmaking, a guarantee is a term of an actor, director, or other participant's contract that guarantees remuneration if, through no fault of their own, the participant is released from the contract. Such an arrangement is known informally as a “pay-or-play” contract. Many stars insist on guarantees in th ... Read »


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    • Heckler

    • A heckler is a person who harasses and tries to disconcert others with questions, challenges, or gibes. Hecklers are often known to shout disparaging comments at a performance or event, or to interrupt set-piece speeches, with the intent of disturbing performers and/or participants. The term originates from the te ... Read »


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    • Olio (musical number)

    • An olio is a vaudeville number, a short dance or song, or a set of same, performed as an encore after the performance of a dramatic play. It can also be defined as a collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces used between acts in a burlesque or minstrel show. This was common on showboats in the ... Read »


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    • Programme (booklet)

    • A programme or program is a booklet available for patrons attending a live event such as theatre performances, fêtes, sports events, etc. It is a printed leaflet outlining the parts of the event scheduled to take place, principal performers and background information. In the case of theatrical performances, the term ... Read »


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    • Standing ovation

    • A standing ovation is a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim. In Ancient Rome returning military commanders (such as Marcus Licinius Crassus after his defeat of Spartacus) whose victories did not quite meet the requir ... Read »


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