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A Big Crowd!

Postby David Wilde » 25 Feb 2015, 22:35

Im above all this!!
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Re: A Big Crowd!

Postby Chris » 26 Feb 2015, 13:02

You can see why they needed to work hands-above-head in those days!
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Re: A Big Crowd!

Postby Richard Coombs » 26 Feb 2015, 13:37

Thanks for sharing the pic David.

Totally agree Chris;

Even at Covent Garden today I find the "taller" shows much easier to watch.

The confines of the garden space there means that even if there is a big group of children sat down , there is always quite a large "wall" of stood up adults at the back - and this only needs to be three or four people 'deep' to make seeing the show in between peoples heads quite tricky.

Those who's shows are higher can play to a bigger crowd ( and I am only guessing here - but can presumable "bottle" more money ? )

I don't know how many of the taller shows are actually "Hands above Head"?
One or two might be , but the majority do what I do and work "Hands in Front" - BUT stood on a box or platform inside the booth.

This does not need to be very high , to make a huge differece to the appearance of the show from an audiences point of view.

My Boxes for example are just shy of being a foot tall


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Re: A Big Crowd!

Postby knick23 » 13 Jul 2015, 18:44

Great bit of social history. The Prof must have had arms like legs!
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