TITLE

THEATRE

AUTHOR(S)
Bentley, Eric
PUB. DATE
April 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;4/19/54, Vol. 130 Issue 16, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the relation between audience and theater artists. Theater is the most strongly and directly erotic of the arts. Here you do not merely have passionate sounds as in music and passionate images as in painting, from your seat in the orchestra you can fall in love with an actual actress. The erotic relation as between audience and actor does not gain nobility when it loses directness. Movie stars are a miserable ersatz for folk heroes and saints, it is too bad when actors mirror the poverty of our spiritual life rather than reduce it.
ACCESSION #
14494208

 

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