Re: Artists and Critics and Proximity
In the comments over at Don's digs, Alison Croggon suggests that there is better way to do things. I respond with some ribald doubt, but maybe she is right? (despite the ribald doubt, I do respect her blog.)
She speaks to the descriptions that many of us c-town bloggers have written about. So, is Chicago somehow more hierarchical than other theatre towns? Is there really something to this regionalist perspective that has been suggested now by critics in two different theatre towns across the globe? Or is this in the end...much ado about nothing? Will there always be a tenuous relationship between artist and critic?
Or if things really are so much better between the artist and critic in other towns, can someone from there share reasons why? Rather than merely dismissals of the Second City?
Critics and Artists of Chicago... I think we are both being sullied here. Am I wrong?