The Siege of the Arts

The Siege of the Arts

Collected Writings, 1994-2001

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Mr. Brustein turns his witty, penetrating, and sometimes scathing gaze on the various scourges afflicting high art in America, from the Supreme Court’s endorsement of NEA content restrictions, through the breakdown of taste and standards as a consequence of political correctness, to the failure of arts education and the exaltation of amateurism. Mr. Brustein also celebrates the best that is being thought and written in America, analyzing the major theatrical achievements of the decade.

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A collection of essays and theatre reviews that were, for the most part, first published in The New Republic . While the bulk of the material is devoted to the reviews of plays, a number of essays look at such issues as the National Endowment for the Arts funding for controversial art, the "politically-correct" atmosphere on college campuses, the lack of music education in American education, the contribution of Jews to the theatre, threats to the future of the theatre, and the societal role of the theatre critic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Robert Brustein turns his witty, penetrating, and sometimes scathing gaze on the various scourges afflicting high art in America. he also celebrates the best that is being thought and written in America, analyzing the major theatrical achievements of the decade.

Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781566633819
1566633818
9781566633802
156663380X
Branch Call Number: 792.0973 BRUST
Characteristics: xviii, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Notes: Includes index

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