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Theatre Criticism: Theory and Execution

Critics are essential to the HowlRound community, and the following pieces are either careful examinations of the art form, or brilliant examples of criticism in practice.

Are Theatre Critics Critical? An Update
Essay

Are Theatre Critics Critical? An Update

1 April 2015

Frequent contributor Jonathan Mandell considers the current condition of theatre criticism and theatre critics.

Why Hamilton is Not the Revolution You Think it is
Essay

Why Hamilton is Not the Revolution You Think it is

23 February 2016

James McMaster on the politics of Hamilton and the need for a musical theatre revolution.

Pause, Move Forward
Essay

Pause, Move Forward

Physicality and Inner Strength in Colossal

28 July 2015

Spencer Shannon on Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, produced by Boston's Company One Theatre.

Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews
Essay

Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews

A Call for Dialogue

16 March 2016

The Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee responds to a recent New York Times review containing a cultural microaggression.

The Need for Cultivating Theatre Critics of Color
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The Need for Cultivating Theatre Critics of Color

7 April 2017

Tanuja Jagernauth and Regina Victor discuss the lack of theatre critics of color, and issues surrounding agency and consent for theatre artists of color.

Theatre Criticism Now
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Theatre Criticism Now

Twitter Chat Archive 13 August 2018

9 August 2018

Announcing a #howlround twitter chat on the state of theatre criticism now on Monday 13 August at 4pmET.