Critics and bloggers should stop clashing and start making a new living

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I am fascinated and slightly bemused by the ongoing battle raging around theatre criticism – i.e. the one in which serious print critics are “dying” in favour of bloggers and the Twittersphere – which had swords being drawn yet again this week by recently-removed Sunday Telegraph critic Tim Walker’s howl of despair in the Guardian. Telling off […]

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Charles Spencer, Mark Shenton, Tim Walker and the “strange world of theatre critics”

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When the Daily Telegraph announced yesterday that Charles Spencer is retiring after 25 years as the newspaper’s theatre critic, there was an outpouring of appreciation for Charlie on Twitter: his long service, his astute opinions, his coins of phrase (Nicole Kidman = “pure theatrical Viagra”) and his public battles with his personal demons (alcoholism and […]