[Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

St Lawrence, Robert stlawren at ohio.edu
Thu Jun 4 08:53:27 EDT 2015


I stand corrected.  Your Tripod webpage certainly trumps my Google and OED search!
My attraction to the name still stands and the mystery surrounding it only adds to its charm.

BobStL



From: Lincoln, Michael
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 8:42 AM
To: St Lawrence, Robert; Theater List Serv
Subject: Re: [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

Dan Dennis and I both thought about the reference. We found it on this site....and I believe everything I read on the internet. Yes, we also both found the fact that Bobcats are solitary creatures, which makes a collective noun of them (Tantrum?) a rare and wonderful thing!

This is a website that references a Tantrum of Bobcats.

http://bigcats3.tripod.com/collective_nouns.html

I agree that we will need to pitch this idea to the Dublin folks. They, after all, shot down "The Ohio Company", for reasons we were unaware of.

-Michael

From: "<St Lawrence>", Robert <stlawren at ohio.edu<mailto:stlawren at ohio.edu>>
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:20 AM
To: "Condee, William" <condee at ohio.edu<mailto:condee at ohio.edu>>, "Denhart, Daniel" <denhart at ohio.edu<mailto:denhart at ohio.edu>>, Michael Lincoln <lincolnm at ohio.edu<mailto:lincolnm at ohio.edu>>, Theater List Serv <theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu>>
Subject: RE: [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

Hi Guys!

I agree with Bill and would go with the "ambiguous, slightly edgy" qualities of the name alone; but, before everyone gets caught in the joke, I must point out that "Tantrum" is nowhere defined, including the OED, as a grouping of Bobcats.  (Anybody got a source for that idea other than some DOT actors?)  Bobcats are solitary and only come together to mate,  Which, actually, would lend some weight to Rebecca's suggestion, but.... :)

Now, the generic word for a grouping of cats (just plain cats) is a "Clowder".  Doesn't that sound Irish??

Just stirring the pot.

BobStL

From: theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu> [mailto:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu] On Behalf Of Condee, William
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:14 PM
To: Denhart, Daniel; Lincoln, Michael; Theater List Serv
Subject: Re: [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

I also think it is cool, and perhaps Dan is on to another idea in the definition: How about the Hissy Fit Theater?

Seriously, I like the ambiguous, slightly edgy quality of the name. Makes ya think, don't it? Dan's point, however, is worth considering for how a conservative Dublin clientele might react. But I say pitch it to them.

I'm mad as hell, so why not?

Bill

From: <Denhart>, Dan Denhart <denhart at ohio.edu<mailto:denhart at ohio.edu>>
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM
To: "Lincoln, Michael" <lincolnm at ohio.edu<mailto:lincolnm at ohio.edu>>, theaterfacultystaff <theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff at listserv.ohio.edu>>
Subject: Re: [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

I think it's kinda of a cool  swing on the name but  is there any concern about the negative aspects of the word itself?
Wikipedia definition below:

A tantrum (or temper tantrum or tirade or hissy fit) is an emotional<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion> outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically characterized by stubbornness<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stubborn>, crying<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crying>, screaming<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming>, yelling<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yelling>, shrieking<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrieking>, defiance<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/defy>, angry<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angry> ranting<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rant>, a resistance to attempts at pacification and, in some cases, violence. Physical control may be lost, the person may be unable to remain still, and even if the "goal" of the person is met he or she may not be calmed. A tantrum may be expressed in a tirade: a protracted, angry, or violent speech.

Hopefully this is not the image that we will project with the name!
Dan

From:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu<mailto:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu> [mailto:theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu] On Behalf Of Lincoln, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:56 PM
To: Theater List Serv
Subject: [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

Dear Theater Faculty,

The 2015 Class of MFA Actors called themselves Tantrum because they discovered that the collective noun for Bobcats is a Tantrum. It has been suggested that we name the Theater Company in Dublin Tantrum Theater. The Dean, Rachel Cornish, Dan Dennis and I have discussed this and like the idea and we wanted to bring it to you all and see if there are any objections or alternate suggestions. In addition to being an veiled reference to OHIO University, it is a fitting reference to the last class to appear at Monomoy. And it's not The Bobcats, god forbid! We need to decide on a name this summer in order for Advancement to start working on donors for the theater.

Thoughts?

This is a website that references a Tantrum of Bobcats.

http://bigcats3.tripod.com/collective_nouns.html

I hope your summers are going well. We finally have air conditioning back in Kantner!

-Michael
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