The show <of> 'Evita'

Tashlima

Senior Member
Hindi
Tomorrow we are going to watch the show 'Evita'.

Tomorrow we are going to watch the show of 'Evita'.

Please tell me, which of the two sentences are correct? Is the usage of 'of' in the second sentence superfluous? Thanks in advance.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello Tashlima

    What I would say is
    Tomorrow we're going to see 'Evita'.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Loob. Chances are that readers don't know what is Evita.
    'Show' doesn't help us much either. Are you going to see a live production of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber, are you going to see the movie starring Madonna, or some other Evita that I don't know about? Are you going to see it in a theater or watch it on TV?
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Loob. Chances are that readers don't know what is Evita.
    Oh, I think they'll know.

    But if you think explanation is necessary, then I think I'd use "musical" rather than "show".

    And I agree with lingo: we watch TV or a film, we see a show or a musical or a play.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    And I agree with lingo: we watch TV or a film, we see a show or a musical or a play.
    This came up in another thread (and was something I had never thought about before).

    You watch TV because you don't have to go anywhere.

    You go to see a film or movie because it involves traveling.

    Once you are in your seat, you watch the movie, you don't see the movie. (If you talk to a friend on your phone you would whisper "We're watching the movie right now." Not "seeing".)

    So when you go see a play, do you watch the play when you're there?
     
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