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Was Terry Teachout The Last Of The Conservative Arts Critics?

“For him, conservatism signaled a commitment to tradition, to persevering and building on past achievement. It was a conservatism of memory, not of grievance and spite. … With his death, this strain of conservatism seems not only rare but perhaps even extinct.” – The Nation
Tags: Art, Featured, Issues, Terry Teachout


Ted Gioia Remembers Terry Teachout

“I always appreciated that warmth and compassion, but again I was hardly surprised. I had experienced it myself.” – Ted Gioia
Tags: Art, People, Terry Teachout, Ted Gioia


Jon Podhoretz Remembers Terry Teachout

“Terry’s ability to bounce month to month from film noir to the crisis of the symphony orchestra to the talents of Robert Mitchum to the musicality of Nat King Cole to the ever-sticky problem of how and when and whether to separate an artist’s noxious views from his art were the ultimate testament…” – Commentary
Tags: Art, People, Terry, Terry Teachout, Robert Mitchum, Jon Podhoretz


AJBlogger And Wall Street Journal Theatre Critic Terry Teachout, 65

Very very sad to announce the death of one of ArtsJournal’s original and most prolific bloggers. – The Wall Street Journal
Tags: Art, Featured, People, Terry Teachout


Terry Teachout, 65

I regret to write that Terry Teachout, one of ArtsJournal’s original bloggers since 2003, has died unexpectedly at his home in New York at the age of 65. The Wall Street Journal, where Terry was the longtime theatre critic, has an I will write more about Terry in the days to come. He was a generous and valued friend. Though we spoke rarely, we had an active correspondence over the years and he was one of the hardest-working people I’ve ever known. He will be much missed. More later. D...
Tags: Art, New York, Terry, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Terry Teachout


Move on

A new episode of Three on the Aisle, the podcast in which Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, and I talk about theater in America, is now available on line for listening or downloading. Here’s American Theatre’s “official” summary of the proceedings:  Once a month since September 2017, Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of the Washington Post have gotten together to talk about what’s goi...
Tags: Art, Washington Post, America, New York Times, Stephen Sondheim, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Terry Teachout, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Peter Marks Elisabeth Vincentelli


Ibsen Was A Hugely Influential Playwright And His Ideas Permeate Still. But…

Terry Teachout writes that the ideas – groundbreaking and shocking in their times, are now so familiar that they’re boring. “To be sure, we live with their culture-changing consequences—we know them well—but the plays themselves too often come across as static, talky exercises in bourgeois-baiting, as smug as Shaw at his worst but without his compensating wit.” Commentary
Tags: Art, Theatre, Shaw, Ibsen, Terry Teachout, 04.19


Big-House Grand Opera In The U.S. May Be Doomed: Terry Teachout

“Alas, it’s hard for me to see how the Met can realistically hope to reinvent itself other than by razing its superannuated theater and starting from scratch. Nor am I sanguine about the long-term prospects for, say, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, whose home is the 3,563-seat Civic Opera House and which was just shut down by an orchestra strike, or the San Francisco Opera, which performs in the 3,126-seat War Memorial Opera House. (The Vienna State Opera House, by way of comparison, has 2,220 seats...
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Terry Teachout, Civic Opera House, Vienna State Opera House, 10.10.18


Van Gogh goes to the mall

As part of a Wall Street Journal column, Terry Teachout considers what it means to have 3D reproductions of Van Gogh paintings in the mall.
Tags: Art, Wall Street Journal, Van Gogh, Ajblogs, Terry Teachout, 09.21.18


America's Best Classical Theatre Festival? It's In A Tiny Village In Wisconsin

Terry Teachout: "Surprisingly few people outside Wisconsin know of APT’s existence, yet it is America’s finest classical theater festival, unrivaled for the unfailing excellence of its productions. Nowhere else—not even in New York or Chicago—will you see such plays done more stylishly or excitingly."
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, America, Chicago, Wisconsin, Terry Teachout, 09.01.17


Terry Teachout Imagines A Theatre Season Of Plays By Women Playwrights (It Wasn't Hard)

I’ve conducted a thought experiment. If I were running a regional theater company and decided to devote an entire season to plays by women, which ones would I choose? Within five minutes, my imaginary season was planned. Not only did I make a special point of including two pre-1960 works that are now largely (if […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Terry Teachout, 07.13.17


Theater Talk: The Critics Chime in on Their Favorite Shows of the Season

This week THEATER TALK presentsthe Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Greyjoins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also features a sur...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Michael Riedel, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Theater Talk, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Joel Greyjoins


Critics Rehash the Season, Joel Grey Stops by This Week's THEATER TALK

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also ...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Joel Grey, Michael Riedel, BWW News Desk, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli


Critics to Rehash the Season & Joel Grey to Stop by This Week's THEATER TALK

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also ...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Joel Grey, Michael Riedel, BWW News Desk, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli


Critics Marks, Teachout, Vincentelli and Winer Set for THEATER TALK's 'Season's-End' Episodes

Season's-End Critics, Part One - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - features the venerable critics reviewing the past season and discussing theater coverage in the Digital Age. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Winer, BWW News Desk, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Teachout Vincentelli


March linkfest

I’m generally skeptical of corporate-storytelling advice, but Andy Raskin’s “How to Design Your Company Story” is just wacky enough – its hypothetical company is called FairyGodmothers.com – to win me over.   * An illustrated guide to Republican metaphors for the Affordable Care Act, from goat to puzzle to house of sand.   * There’s going to be a sweary-face emoji. (Hat tip: Ben Zimmer.)   *   It’s been a short, strange trip for the slang word fleek, which burst on the scene in a 2014 V...
Tags: Science, Design, Writing, Ray Bradbury, Advertising, America, Story, Linguistics, Nazi, Words, Emoji, General Mills, Pluto, Trademark, John Kelly, Slang


Teachout: The Best American Theatre Not On Broadway

Few theatre critics have the opportunity to cover theatre the way The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout does. He's on the road much of the year seeing theatre across the country. This year, he says, the best theatre was off Broadway and out of New York City.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout, Teachout


Maybe It Made Sense For Shakespeare’s Globe To Part Ways With Emma Rice

Terry Teachout argues that the London press’s “general meltdown” over Rice’s sacking sudden resignation as artistic director is misguided, and that the Globe’s press release was basically telling the truth. But that doesn’t mean the Globe hasn’t treated Rice badly.
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Shakespeare, Globe, Rice, Terry Teachout, Emma Rice


In Praise Of Shorter Performances – And Even Abridging The Text

“Terence Rattigan, England’s master of the well-made play, predicted back in the ’50s that younger playgoers conditioned by movies and TV would eventually start to chafe at the three-hour-two-intermission running time that was then the theatrical norm.” Terry Teachout praises the trend toward shorter, no-intermission plays, and suggests that we should feel free to make […]
Tags: Art, England, Issues, Audience, Terry Teachout, Terence Rattigan


Hear Waiting for Godot, the Acclaimed 1956 Production Starring The Wizard of Oz’s Bert Lahr

Image by Fewskulchor, via Wikimedia Commons You may not know the name Bert Lahr, but you know his most beloved role: the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. And while you may not have an intimate familiarity with Waiting for Godot, either Samuel Beckett’s script or any of the countless subtle variations in its productions on stage, you certainly know that it has challenged many an actor looking to shore up his avant-garde credentials. Lahr turns out to have stood at the vanguard of this phenome...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Europe, New York, College, Theatre, America, Los Angeles, Broadway, Miami, Seoul, Samuel Beckett, Facebook Twitter, Beckett, Los Angeles Review of Books, Lahr


Terry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book Shop

The Drama Book Shop willwelcome playwright and critic Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal and actor John Douglas Thompson for a discussion and signing ofSATCHMO AT THE WALDORFon Wednesday, October 12th at 500pm. The discussion is free to the public and copies of the play will be available for purchase. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, John Douglas Thompson, Terry Teachout, Michael Dale, Drama Book Shop


Oh Boy, The Inevitable Backlash Against “Hamilton” Has Begun. Terry Teachout Isn’t Surprised

“I’m with Mr. Butler, albeit for somewhat different reasons. To criticize “Hamilton” because it simplifies and fictionalizes Alexander Hamilton’s life and achievements is to miss the point of the show—something that literal-minded historians too often do when grappling with historical fiction.”
Tags: Theatre, Butler, Alexander Hamilton, Terry Teachout, 04.21.16



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