01. December 2009 · Comments Off on Third Day of Advent · Categories: Advent

In the latest round of the continuing dispute known as Artists vs. Critics, a British playwright has suggested that reviewers who gave bad notices to her latest show had spent the afternoon drinking before seeing the play that night. The playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, told The Guardian that several of the critics who reviewed her play “The Line,” which began performances on Nov. 18 at the Arcola Theater in London, attended an evening performance that followed the presentation of the London Evening Standard theater awards that afternoon -– a four-hour ceremony at the Royal Opera House that included a Champagne reception and wine service at lunch. Ms. Wertenbaker said that the critics “weren’t all drunk but it’s hard to get through something like that without being tired,” adding that “The Line” “is a complicated play, it’s difficult, you have to pay attention to it.”

I read it here.

I’m not sure it’s good to criticize reviewers. But what do I know?