The Press: Short Takes

> As the New York Times's chief theater critic for the past decade, Clive Barnes is the night mayor of Broadway, a lively, literate reviewer who can make or break a new show with a stroke of the pun. Barnes is also the paper's leading dance critic, and in a typical week the indefatigable aesthete shuttles from theater to theater covering both arts.

His Times editors finally decided that his schedule is too busy and two weeks ago stripped Barnes of his drama post, leaving him with the less prestigious chair of dance critic....

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