Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 22:02:40 -0800 From: THOMAS CLARK 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. Cheers, tlc 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. >