Theater: Robert Brustein, Reinventing the Classics

At Harvard, Robert Brustein 's rep troupe instructs by example

A bit of backstage wisdom popular among targets of caustic review holds that every drama critic is a frustrated actor or director. By that measure, Rob ert Brustein may be the most serene critic in America. For nearly two decades, the longtime scholar and sometime reviewer for the New Republic and the New York Times has been able to cast himself occasionally as an actor, hire himself as a director, and indulge his critical precepts as producer of two celebrated and controversial theater companies....

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