01 December 2006

Now Look

Sir David's new play has just opened in New York, and it's interesting to hear what the fella's been getting up to over there. Billington's given the play a thesis-length review, with none of those demeaning stars - hope that particular manoeuvre catches on. But why are those reviews of all his old plays still up? It's giving me the Fear, man. I need to go and see Naboo, get him to sort me out.

2 comments:

lancewrite said...

Didn't Hare describe the stars on a review as 'an act of violence against theatre' or something like that at a platform event? Perhaps MB is scared of reprisals.

sbs said...

He has a point, and yes, MB's unexplained omission of the asterisks feels a little bit like deference of some kind. But hey.
By the by Susannah Clapp and Kate Bassett don't use them but they somehow manage to convey how they rate a piece, don't they...