Bentley, Eric
July 1954
New Republic;7/12/54, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p21
Entertainment Review
The article focuses on the work of theatre critics and how they function. The theatre critic's concern is the playwright, the actor, the director, the scene designer and the musician in the theatre. But since all these work together to interpret life, the critic's approach is not merely formal. Their chief concern is classification. The critic is all the time putting artists and works of art in categories. After classification or generality, the chief source of error is something opposite which could be called immediacy. A critic is also concerned about consistency and translation.


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