Theater Of The Absurd: Have Audiences Lost Their Manners?

Theater Of The Absurd: Have Audiences Lost Their Manners? 
June 11, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/11/190642323/theater-of-the-absurd-have-audiences-lost-their-manners

Jan Simpson, the writer of one blog about Broadway, actually calls herself “old-fashioned” for wanting people to sit quietly while watching a show, which I can tell you caused the writer of one blog about popular culture to clutch her metaphorical pearls in horror at the thought that there’s something modern about being a disruptive buffoon.
Adler acknowledges that in fact, “in Shakespeare’s time, they threw food on the stage.”
Of course, in Shakespeare’s time, they died of various things we’ve cured, so let’s not embrace that too eagerly.