Check out the arts read of the week, a musing by The Guardian’s theatre blogger, Lyn Gardner.
She discusses the purpose of having an interval, or intermission between acts of a play. Some plays, she argues, such as works by Harold Pinter, call for a break or pause in the action. For other plays intervals simply acts as deterrents. Still, she says, it is often an integral part of some patrons’ theatre-going experience.