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critic

a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc.
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For 20 years, John Lahr was the senior drama critic of The New Yorker, for which he still writes profiles.
Alan Carr in character as the drama critic (left and below), Coventry director Debbie Isitt (far left), and Carr's co-stars Ashley Jensen (right) and Martin Freeman (far right).
His career included announcing the assassination of US President John F Kennedy in 1963 while an ITV newsreader, working as drama critic and arts editor of Punch magazine and reviewing plays for numerous newspapers and magazines.
After joining The New York Times as dance critic in 1965, he became its chief drama critic as well in 1967, a position that made him the most powerful dance and theater writer in the business.
During that decade Dorothy Parker is fired by Vanity Fair as its drama critic and her marriage to a drunk and morphine addict is not a happy one.
That makes him the most heavily armed drama critic in the world.
Playwright, philosopher, drama critic, and gifted musician, M.
The rise of the musical is familiar to anybody who follows theater, but there's another, less familiar story: the declining clout of the drama critic from The New York Times, that august personage who once held an almost absolute power of life and death on Broadway.
In 1975, Mancuso moved on to Stratford, where his performance as Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice opposite Maggie Smith drew excellent notices from Walter Kerr, the legendary drama critic of The New York Times.
Albert Williams, drama critic for the alternative Chicago Reader, has been named the winner of the 1999-2000 George Jean Nathan Award.
He later became a drama critic in London, for The Sunday Times, and chief book reviewer for The Times.
But best of all is the world-weary wit of ageing drama critic Rodney, played by Oscar nominee Nigel Hawthorne.