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This edition: Critics (Fall 1999)

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Episode Details

Original tape date: October 28, 1999.

In this edition, Pia Lindstrom and Harvey Sabinson host a panel of theater critics. Their discussion focuses on the various circumstances that critics must face when working in different fields.

The panel of theatre critics -- New York Post's Clive Barnes, Variety's Charles Isherwood, New York Times' Peter Marks, NY1's Roma Torre, and Newsday's Linda Winer -- discuss the difference between television and print media, writing styles, the change in opening night review deadlines, audience reactions, unbiased reviews, reading plays prior to attending plays, how the quality of a show influences the quality of a review, returning to a show for a subsequent viewing, and the job market for critics.

Guest List

Clive Barnes Critic, New York Post

Charles Isherwood Theater Critic, The New York Times

Pia Lindström Moderator

Peter Marks Culture Reporter, New York Times

Harvey Sabinson Exexcutive Director, League of American Theaters and Producers

Roma Torre Critic/Reporter, NY 1 News

Linda Winer Critic, Newsday