The Role of the Critic by Nicholas Dromgoole
(Oberon Masters Series)

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Nicholas Dromgoole has been a prominent and respected drama and dance critic for most of his adult life. Who better therefore to take the reader through the role of this often misunderstood animal?

This concise guide to the role of the critic will surely prove to be a great addition to the bookshelves of all theatre lovers.

‘A thoughtful and enlightening book…. Scholarly but accessible… there’s plenty for performing arts creators to think about’ - Susan Elkin, The Stage

‘Dromgoole carves a travelogue through a changing landscape of models of thought…gliding elegantly into postmodernism and inviting current critics to remember it’s the audience that dictates taste first and foremost, declaring that critics ought to be a humble breed of cultural operators.’ – Exuent Magazine

About Nicholas Dromgoole

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As an academic, Nicholas Dromgoole was Dean of the Arts Faculty and head of Media Studies at London Guildhall University. For over thirty years he wrote a weekly review as dance critic of the Sunday Telegraph. He has served on the Drama Advisory Committee of the British Council, The Performing Arts Committee of the Council for National Academic Awards, and was for many years Chairman of the Institute of Choreology, which awarded him an honorary fellowship. He is currently Visiting Professor in Dance Criticism at Lincoln University.
Published June 18, 2012 by Oberon Books Ltd.. 96 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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