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How Far Back Could One “Read the Room”?

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While watching the movie Maestro, Mary in Newark, Delaware, noted that while playing Leonard Bernstein, Bradley Cooper says at one point that he misread the room. Is that phrase an anachronism, or is it appropriate for a plot taking place in the 1960s? The expression to read an audience has been around since at least 1899. This is part of a complete episode.

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