What is the role of the critic?
- audience and purpose
- play as script vs. play as production
- objective/descriptive vs. subjective/evaluative
- production: acting plus anything else?
- goal: balanced, comprehensive, accurate, fair, thoughtful
Review of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at The Alley Theatre
Goethe’s Three Critical Questions
- What was the artist trying to do?
- Was he/she successful in doing it?
- Was it worth doing?
- Popular/Commercial Success vs. Critical Success
- Journalistic vs. Academic Criticism
- Moral vs. Artistic Criticism
- Personal Taste and Values
DidHeLikeIt: Ben Brantley and The New York Times
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