Actors behaving badly: 1

Shame on Miriam Margolyes, touring a one-woman show of women from Dickens, who publicly berated an audience member for not joining the standing ovation at her curtain call at a performance in Vancouver. Ms. M., where I grew up, a standing ovation has to be earned—indeed, applause has to be earned—and it’s the height of hamminess to expect it just for showing up and doing your show.