Mark Fisher on criticism

Wednesday 13th January 2016

Theatre critic Mark Fisher
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Quote of the day: “Writing about theatre is an act of translation. It turns the language of performance into the language of words. More precisely, it turns the languages, plural, of performance into the language of words. Every show speaks in many tongues and, whether you are writing a tweet, a Facebook update, an over-night review, a critical essay, a blog, a radio broadcast or a YouTube review, you will find yourself moving from the rich Babel-like conversation of live performance to plain, two-dimensional prose. Things will get lost in translation.” (Mark Fisher’s How To Write About Theatre)

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