Theatre criticism

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Theatre criticism is a genre of art criticism, and the act of writing or speaking about the performing arts such as a play or opera.

Some major newspapers cover the arts in some form and theatre criticism may be included as a part of this arts coverage. In the 21st century theatre criticism has grown in online venues, such as e-magazines and blogs, while criticism in newspapers has shrunk.[1] Recent research shows that despite the different medium, online critics may be as trusted as theatre critics who write for newspapers.[2]

Specialist media exists to cover most artistic disciplines, in this field one such publication is The Stage (see our theatre magazines category for more).

As with other forms of criticism it may use its own technical language to convey what the reviewer has seen.

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  1. ^ Warne, Russell T. (February 2014). "Criticism 2.0: Benefits and Challenges of Theatre Criticism Web Sites". Critical Stages (9). Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Warne, Russell T.; Drake-Brooks, Malisa M. (October 2016). "Comparing the persuasiveness and professionalism of newspaper, blog, and social media sources of information in marketing and reviewing theatre". Arts and the Market. 6 (2): 166–186. doi:10.1108/AAM-03-2015-0004. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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