American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who attends the theater.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who habitually attends theatrical performances.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who frequents playhouses, or attends dramatic performances.
- n. someone who attends the theater
“To the playgoer, though, it was his Shakespeare which won him most respect, notably with the Old Vic 1959-61, including a tour of the Soviet Union.”
“Part of what makes them so interesting is Mr. Gibbs's point of view, which was that of an unintellectual but highly intelligent playgoer who knew what he liked and was amply endowed with horse sense.”
“The staging is complex and its intricacy continuously forces the audience to stay out of any sort of usual playgoer comfort zone.”
“So, in a sense, a playgoer signs up with Albee for a long-term relationship, not a one-night stand.”
“Pearl was a regular playgoer, always the only foreigner in the crowd squatting in temple courtyards or on hillside threshing floors, and she was also by now an enthusiastic reader of the novels she had first gotten to know through the family cook.”
“Joseph Holloway 1861-1944, the tireless Dublin playgoer, noted in his journal that Yeats had made ‘a fool of himself in “going” for an article that appeared in this morning’s Independent.”
“Adding insult to injury, the playgoer paid a lot of money for this disappointment.”
“The setting of "Billy Elliot" is the British miners 'strike of 1984-85, about which the average American playgoer knows absolutely nothing.”
“Elsewhere, however, the prize makes a much more modest splash, since New York is the only city to which the average playgoer ever travels solely to see a play.”
“New York Two-character musicals are hard to pull off, though I suspect it's mainly because of the expectations of the average playgoer.”
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