Saturday, February 2, 2008

On Theatre Critics & Criticism

The cover story and two additional related articles in the new issue of American Theatre are devoted to this topic.

While much of it is dispiriting commentary, reflecting not only age-old tensions between the creators of theatre and those who critique it, but the sea-change in how theatre lovers access information about theatre, including criticism, owing of course to the rise of the pluralistic internet and the decline of the monolithic newspaper.

Still, the opportunities for greater dissemination and discussion of ideas about theatre as a result of the internet were also explored, and offered a ray of hope for those who truly care about theatre's future ability to attract and engage audiences.

One of pieces is accessible online at: Otherwise, you should pick up a copy if you don't already subscribe.

Until next time...


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