This will be a recurring feature. Clichés are dangerous only when we're not aware of them; they come into our brains easily and let us believe we are excellent because--and I think this is really the vital bit--we think we are inventing them. When a white person on TV uses rap slang ironically he really thinks it will be funny or fresh. He's terribly wrong. So I'll use this feature to point out clichés as I see them, this is not the same as saying that the things I list are bad, they are just henceforth unusable.
So, Stomping. I don't really know why, but it's very important to march and/or stomp in place in abstract or "avant garde" theater. This is not nice to watch, let's stop it. Yes, even in Harolds. It's just a little bit stupid. Maybe marching makes for a good warm-up...listen, I'm not really trying to say there's no place for stomping, just not onstage.