I have viewed some posts on this forum which go some way to answering my question, but leave some doubts. In England a good performance at the theatre will sometimes provoke a "bravo!", as an exclamation, from the audience. I presume the same is true in Italy. My question concerns the use of the word in this context. Does it refer always to the actors or can it be used generally for the perfomance. If only for the actors, does it become "Bravi!", or perhaps "Brave!" when the leading lady takes her bow? In England it is universally "Bravo!" so perhaps we have claimed this word for our own now. I guess that's enough questions for one post.