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Archive Book Review • ONE NIGHT STANDS pub. Nick Hern Books • Michael Billington • 2008

There are two great pleasures to be had from reading Michael Billington’s first collection of theatre criticism, One Night Stands 1971-1991. The first, assuming you are old enough to have been going to plays in the Seventies, is to be reminded of some wonderful, occasionally mind-blowing, evenings in the theatre. 1,107 more words


Why theatre criticism is actually impossible - WhatsOnStage.com

Here’s the thing about theatre criticism: it’s impossible.

Whenever I’m teaching criticism, that’s what I tell my students. It’s impossible. A review can never say all it wants to say, be all it wants to be or do all it wants to do. 71 more words


2016 Calgary Theatre Critics' Awards: A Celebration of Community

The 2016 Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards was an evening full of anticipation and gratitude. The fifth annual event, hosted by Dave Kelly, was held at Commonwealth Bar & Stage where local theatre critics Stephen Hunt, Louis B. 381 more words

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2016 Calgary Theatre Critics' Awards: Nominees Announced

Calgary Theatre Critics, Stephen Hunt formerly of the Calgary Herald, Louis B. Hobson of Postmedia, Rodrigo Flores of Joyful Magpies and Jenna Shummoogum of Downtown Calgary Association are pleased to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards. 1,105 more words


Three ways of staging bodily difference

I’m no theatre critic, and this is not a review. Although I’ve performed, I feel like I approach theatre (like many other things) from the outside. 1,121 more words

Writing And Ideas

THEATRE RESPONSE: "Or-rhotic-a" or, Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, Thinking Cap Theatre

or-/ɔː; unstressed ə/

conjunction (coordinating)

1. used to join alternatives: apples or pears, apples or pears or cheese, apples, pears, or cheese

2. used to join rephrasings of the same thing: to serve in the army, or rather to fight in the army, twelve, or a dozen… 768 more words

Wisdom from Andrew Gonzalez of NYC

You will lose sleep
You will be broke
You will miss out on things
You will go hungry sometimes
You will work harder than ever… 35 more words