Stream of commentary on criticism: check in here to keep up!
Thanks to Wendy Rosenfield, the new ATCA website has a steady stream of Twitter links to commentary on criticism (@Theatre_Critics, orange boxes on the home page) and also links to ATCA member reviews and stories (@ATCA_Member, just below them). You should follow both, or just check in here frequently, using the Older Posts buttons to catch up. Some recent good stuff:
Anne Midgette (Washington Post) asks, “Does the web make criticism meaner?” Click here.
Arthur Brisbane, NYT Public Editor, writes, “WHEN critics criticize, there is light and there is friction. In my nearly two years as public editor, I’ve had a steady flow of reader complaints about The New York Times’s many critics.” For “The View from the Critic’s Seat,” Click here.
In a Huff Post column, “Does Criticizing Critics Cross a ‘Times’ Line?,” Howard Sherman (late of the Theater Wing), calls Brisbane’s column “a disappointment … it sets up a premise and then utterly fails to address it.” Click here.
For more, go to Position Papers and Criticism in Controversy, in the drop-down menu under Commentary, at the top of the page. We’ll try to keep these pages more current.
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