Critics: The View from Women's Wear

Martin Gottfried is not one of those New York drama critics who can doom a play with a wince of his pen. Nor can he do much to keep a show running. When he took his seat last week at the opening of Peter Shaffer's Royal Hunt of the Sun (see THEATER), pseudo-savvy first-nighters did not point him out with a knowing air. He is, after all, no more than the man on the aisle for Women's Wear Daily, trade paper to the women's fashion industry. As such, he is an oft-forgotten member of...

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