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The Times switches critics

For the sixth time in 20 years, the dramatis personae at the New York Times theater department are being shuffled. Come September the curtain will fall on Richard Eder, 46, who in his two years as chief drama critic managed to pan several of Broadway's biggest hits, including Dracula, Deathtrap and Dancin'. His replacement is the paper's Sunday theater scribe Walter Kerr, 66, who joined the Times in 1966 after 15 years at the Herald Tribune, and is the only drama reviewer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism (1978). As head of the newly combined Sunday...

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