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Critics Say : 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future (Paperback)

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When Windman became the regular critic for amNewYork he was anxious to speak to other critics to learn more about the craft. Many years later, he now presents his book that contains 50 interviews with professional critics about their thoughts on the theater, and how they evaluate the work of playwrights, directors, actors, and designers when attending plays and musicals for review. With the relevance of drama critics a common topic over the past decade as newspapers and magazines either replace staff reviewers with green, low-paid stringers or eliminate critics’ positions altogether, he notes that concomitantly the number of people writing about shows on internet message boards, blogs, and social media sites has exploded, all of which begs the question whether publications still need to employ their own critics, whether message board users are legitimate critics, and whether anything can be done to make professional theater criticism more valued by both readers and employers. Organized by topic with each chapter containing various critics’ responses to the same questions, readers can compare and contrast conflicting positions taken by critics on each issue. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Performing Arts, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Matt Windman
Language: English
Street Date: April 20, 2016
TCIN: 50781866
UPC: 9780786496709
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-1648
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