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Fringe and fortune : the role of critics in high and popular art

Fringe and fortune : the role of critics in high and popular art

Author: Wesley Shrum
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Item looks at the role and impact of critics with reference mainly to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Genre/Form: Art criticism
Critiques d'art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley Shrum
ISBN: 0691026572 9780691026572 0691021457 9780691021454
OCLC Number: 34076878
Description: xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
List of Tables --
Preface --
Introduction: A Critic's New Clothes --
Ch. 1. Cultural Mediation and the Status Bargain --
Ch. 2. Critics in the Performing Arts --
Ch. 3. Development of the Festival Fringe --
Ch. 4. Festivals and the Modern Fringe --
Ch. 5. Myth of the Fringe --
Ch. 6. Do Critics Matter? --
Ch. 7. Critical Evaluation --
Ch. 8. Do Performers Listen? --
Ch. 9. Beyond Formal Evaluation --
Ch. 10. Discourse and Hierarchy --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: Review Genres --
Appendix B: Methodological Note --
Appendix C: Note on the Mediation and Reception --
Appendix D: Tables --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: Wesley Monroe Shrum, Jr.
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Focuses on the way individuals form opinions about culture through the mediation of critics. This book shows that it is the extent to which critics shape the reception of an art form that determines  Read more...


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"Fringe and Fortune has a charm and wit that novelist [Henry] James would have liked... The book includes an excellent and stunning review of relevant theories in aesthetics and the sociology of art Read more...

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