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January 31, 2014

Almanac: John Whiting on unpopular theater

"A playwright must not think that he will extend his audience beyond that of the novel or poetry. It was a mistake to see the theatre as a popular art. It may have been fifty years ago, but new mediums have changed all that. The play must now be directed towards a specialised audience. That may well be the theatre's salvation."

John Whiting, At Ease in a Bright Red Tie: Writings on Theatre (courtesy of George Hunka)

Posted January 31, 2014 10:00 AM

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