Criticism as a Political Event

Damian Martin, Diana (2016) Criticism as a Political Event. In: Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, London, pp. 219-235. ISBN 9781472577092
Creators:Damian Martin, Diana

The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century.

The dominance of the internet has led to a growing trend of selfappointed theatre critics and bloggers who are changing the focus and purpose of the discussion around live performance. Even though the blogosphere has garnered suspicion and hostility from some mainstream newspaper critics, it has also provided significant intellectual and ideological challenges to the increasingly conservative profile of the professional critic.

This book features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice. Authors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, the UK and the US share their perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

The book features an introductory essay by its editor, Duška Radosavljevic. - See more at:

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Additional Information:Library Code: 792.015 RAD ----- HBK ISBN: 978-1472578648 ----- PBK ISBN: 978-1472577092 ----- EBK ISBN: 978-1472577108
Date:8 September 2016
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