Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 22:02:40 -0800
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: Theatre/ -er
You might check Noah Webster's reason (either 1806 or the OTHER one)
Noah was careful to point out nothing of "theatre" in London, as opposed
to "theater" in NYC. However, I will agree that my experience is that
theater in London is superior to that in NYC in the 1980's and '90s.
On Tue, 16 Jan 1996, William King wrote:
One possible plump for "theatre" is that so much more theatre is produced
in London than in NYC, which is the theatre center (-er!) of the the US.
Plays are produced in greater quantity in London and admission is relatively
cheap for the quality.
That said, the prestige/affectation factor is only increased by this.