Tag Archives: theater criticism

Should Critics Expect a Plus-One Ticket?

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The Telegraph: Critics have a job to perform at the theater: to help the public understand where to spend hard earned dollars and precious time.  Of course, it never hurts to have a little fun on the job and critics often invite a friend to accompany them to the office on the theater’s dime.  The Artistic Director of Britain’s National Theatre, Rufus Norris, is changing ...

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Is “Fringe” a Pejorative Term?

The Stage: With people beginning to plan for the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, this article from London is an interesting conversation starter.  West End director, Phil Willmott, worries that publications have decided that “Fringe” means, well, fringe.  Couple this with a loss of theater critics who could properly vet the theater scene for the general public and he claims there is now a situation where ...

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Los Angeles Theatre: Let’s Stand Together

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We are days away from the end of 2015 and “What a ride it’s been!” This year the greater Los Angeles Theatre Community discovered it was more than just the sum of its parts. We came to realize through, communication, collaboration, struggle and triumph, through art, commerce, discussion and criticism, that we are a broad and powerful voice capable of impacting the national stage. One ...

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Self-criticism: A theater critic’s search for nuance in the age of Yelp

LA Times:  Looking back on 10 years in Los Angeles, LA Times’ chief theater critic, Charles McNulty, gives his observations on what is troubling about theater criticism in the digital age and how these issues might be addressed.

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Stage Raw’s First Symposium: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content”

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Stage Raw: These are tumultuous days for the theater community in Los Angeles, but one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time for the community to draw together for the purposes of thought-provoking self-analysis.  Paul Birchall reports on Stage Raw’s first of three symposia: “Visualizing the Invisible: Form and Content.”

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How to Write About Theatre

How to Write About Theatre: Independent theatre criticism or payola? –  The Guardian Scotland writer Marc Fisher comments: Linking coverage to cash on the barrelhead can only serve to diminish the site’s credibility, and may well, in the long run, result in a diminished Bitter Lemons. http://bit.ly/1I0cZc6

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