Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Stage: Should theatre critics need an ‘intellectual background’?

[written for The Stage]

In which I say you don’t need an intellectual background to be a critic, and then quote Slavoj Žižek to prove it.

[cover image from Ion Grigorescu’s Boksar, 1977, about which there’s a nice short film here. Essentially, the artist has filmed himself twice, throwing punches and receiving them, and superimposed the two films. As a bleak image of futile self-conflict, it seemed apt, somehow.]

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