By Joe Szek
I've read a number of articles recently from theatre bloggers where live audiences for any professional or non professional live productions feel they must always give a standing ovation. Has the 'standing o' has lost its' impact?. Because one may be friends or related to a cast member, does that merit 'a standing o' whether or not the play was any good? Point of order here - a standing ovation is only to be given when a live performance has truly moved audience members emotionally or viscerally.