Drawing On His Own Experience As A Theatre Critic, The Author Of This Book Examines The Role Of The Theatre Critic, Beginning With Dryden And The Grub Street Writers He Also Tackles The Prejudices, Questions And Practices Of Modern Reviewing. Theatre criticism, at its best, is the highest form of criticism, the closest to literature I have felt this before, in a vague sort of way, but the distinguished theatrical critic Irving Wardle s sensibly titled and elegantly written little book has made me realise why Of course, theatre criticism at its best is a very rare bird, and the book clearly explains the reason given the conditions described it is extraordinary that it exists at all Every performance of a play even of a cl Theatre criticism, at its best, is the
Such a lovely and useful little book A bit of it is out of date, especially the newspaper reviewing logistics and the surprise at diverse casting, but it s surprise not disapproval 1992 and the rest of the book is just wonderful, knowledgeable and warm. .
- 142 pages
- Theatre Criticism
- Irving Wardle
- 12 November 2017 Irving Wardle