Twice a month, critics Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of The Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.
On this episode the critics take listener questions, first discussing whether tapings of shows are ever a suitable substitute for seeing the show in person, whether they would write a review based on having viewed a taping, and whether awards voters could ever base their opinions of shows on tapings.
They then turn to the issue of politics in the theatre, what role politics play in reviews, and if it’s okay for a critic to get up on their soapbox to speak for a cause.
Download the episode here.
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