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The importance of the backstage lie

In Opinion by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

As a critic, it’s my job to offer my opinion — but usually I do it from the safety of a computer screen as I write my review (or my mobile phone as I send out a quick tweet). But how do actors deal with giving their opinions to each other when they see each other’s work? (Dis)honesty, it seems, may be the best policy.