John Simon on Theater

Criticism 1974-2003

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: John Simon

This provocative collection and major publishing event brings together the critical highlights of the well-known New York cultural critic John Simon. Covering a span of more than three decades, it includes previously published work from New York, the Hudson Review, National Review, Opera News, the New Leader, and other notable publications.

The theatre volume contains selected reviews that are as eloquent as they are famously provocative-reviews that can enrage but always entertain. Simon covers a wide range of New York productions, from the East Village to Broadway, examining all with the same rigor and high expectations.

A SAMPLE: Simon on Vanessa Redgrave in Long Day's Journey into Night: “The highly accomplished Redgrave gets some details right, but the overarching mental unstableness she exudes is so excessive as to make one wonder whether she is playing or being unhinged.”

$32.95 (US)
Inventory #HL 00314469
ISBN: 9781557835055
UPC: 073999144697
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
840 pages


“These three volumes provide endless pleasurable reading to lovers of theatre, music, and film --- and will often infuriate those who disagree with Simon's statements. Highly recommended for performing arts collections.” - Library Journal, Spetember 27, 2005

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