Welcome to the tweet seats: Twitter at the theatre
It's all the rage, but should we be tweeting during a performance? Ruth Jamieson thinks so – just along as you play by the rules. That means no spoilers and don't call it tweatre.
Read the article here: http://www.guardian....twitter-theatre
For my part, I disagree with Ms. Jamieson. Using a mobile phone in a theater is incredibly rude, and cupping one's hand over the screen does very little, if anything, to diminish the brightness. I don't understand why she thinks it is somehow rude to one's followers not to tweet about a performance in real time--surely people will understand that one cannot send text messages during a show. And if they don't, I would not be inclined to gratify such a selfish and inconsiderate desire. At the last ballet I attended (Manon at the Kennedy Center) I did send out little one-line Twitter reviews during the intervals, but it would never have occurred to me to attempt to do so once the lights had gone down! I would hope that an usher would put a stop to such behaviour immediately.