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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The Internet has been blamed for destabilizing...reader-critic relationships, but the destabilizing started decades ago, as newspapers folded and magazines began cutting down or dropping their theater coverage. The Web has given back, virtually, all of that lost space. Anyone can now publish theater criticism. But—to update Agate ["Anyone can write drama criticism. It takes a very clever fellow to get it published"]—it will now take a very clever writer to give it value, and an even cleverer one to get paid for it."

-Michael Feingold, part two of a thought provoking essay on the changing role--or at least perceived role--of the critic. (Part One here.)

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