jaques couldn't do it. he couldn't bring himself to write that scathing, awful review.today, there's this from the guardian's theatre blog:
because he cared too much about those actors.
and you know what i thought?
i thought, "i like this guy."
A question that comes up time and again in the theatre world is how critics and practitioners should relate to one another. The rise of theatre blogging has done a great deal to blur the lines between these two camps, due to the fact that more directors, actors and designers are taking to their keyboards to air their opinions, and that the internet allows artists and reviewers to talk more directly than ever before.and it gets more, well...complicated.