Boo Who?

RS Live at Caveat NYC, Dec 2nd 2017:

An examination of when, and why, we boo and some encouragement to maybe boo a bit more.

• Dan Rebellato, ‘B is for Booing’ –
• Sound Symbolism –
• Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot? –
• On the Booing of La Sonnambula –
• On the Pleasure of Being Booed, Marinetti in Futurism: An Anthology –
• Spectator Booing and the Home Advantage, Greer –
• Booing: The Anatomy of Disaffiliative Response, Clayman –
• Whipping It Up! An Analysis of Audience Responses to Political Rhetoric in Speeches From the 2012 American Presidential Elections, Bull and Miskinis –
• Don’t Boo, Vote –

• The Emancipated Spectator, Ranciere –
• The Theatre of the Oppressed, Boal –
• Can Emotions Be Truly Group Level? Evidence Regarding Four Conceptual Criteria, Smith et al –
• “Please Clap”: Applause, Laughter, and Booing during the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Debates, Stewart et al –
• Mike Pence Booed at Hamilton –

• Piano Sonata #15, Beethoven –

Image from page 298 of “The sportsman’s British bird book” (1908) –

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