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Praise for a Theater Critic

To the editors: As one who has never been reticent about criticizing your theatre critics, I would like to express my pleasure at the increasing frequency with which reviews by Mary Shen Barnidge have been turning up in your pages. It’s really nice to read a critic who seems to be more interested in addressing […]

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Mad Critic Blues

To the editors: They say there’s no accounting for taste, but there should be an accounting for bald-faced ignorance, prejudice, and bad temper on the part of critics. Tom Valeo in his review of the Theatre of the Reconstruction’s current production makes himself out to be some kind of authority on Sam Shepard, but he […]