And I have read that Terry Pratchett passed away. He was one of three great English writers – that got me into the whole words on page thing. They are Roald Dahl, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. All three…
…Brisbane audiences leave it until quite late before buying tickets with most tickets being bought in the few days before attendance…
(that is, there is no great tradition of subscribing)
This is a bit of problem for theatre producers and venues (at least an economic one).
In such a climate, questions need to be asked:
What is different about Brisbane audiences?
What is different about Brisbane theatres?
How best are producers to encourage audiences to purchase early?
What reasons might audiences have for delaying their purchase?
And the subject of this discussion:
What market incentives might be leading audiences to act like this?
This post is a continuation to a blog post I made back in January 2011.
Mentee, Mentoree – Meant What?
Please read this first and the comments to come up to speed. I’ll be referring to comments through the rest of this post.
Firstly, thanks so much for all your thoughtful comments over the years.
I’ve been having a read back through these comments and my original post, made some two years ago, and feel content to arrive at a solution for my own usage, which is perhaps all we can ever hope to do. The two common options both feel difficult and unhelpful:
A FOWL is a bird, like a pheasant, a chicken or a duck. One tends to picture a Nineteenth Century English countryside with English gentlemen blasting the skies with their shotguns, hounds yapping at their heals eager to collect dead birds. That and Danny the Champion of the World.
FOUL, is most easily thought of as an adjective meaning something like abhorrent or disgusting. So we might have;
A mute is someone that doesn’t speak, they are mute on the matter, indeed they are mute on every matter.
I mute the television when the ads come on. Likewise, a mute might also mute the television if the phone rang and they wanted to hear what the other person was saying, though in no way could they respond – making their answering the phone somewhat moot.
Moot. Adj. Without consequence. Of little significance.