Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And Another: Mirror Up To Nature

All of a sudden, the theatrosphere is awash in thoughtful posts, this one by art at Mirror Up to Nature entitled "Morality Bites." He raises a lot of great questions about morality in the arts, and whether critics should engage their moral values when reviewing. As an admirer of the late Partisan Review literary critic Lionel Trilling, I think that art should be assessed through a moral lens, by the3 way, in case you were wondering where I stand...
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1 comment:

devilvet said...

I think that morality in criticism is the way to go, but the problem has to do with the limited interest/scope of the fourth estate...

i.e. if you are only going to get one printed review...aint it a shmae if it is someone too prudish or too offended or too liberal to understand your conservative vision?

Here's a question? In the past were there a wider array of reviews from wider array of printed material hence if criticism were moral at least there's be a wider variety of moral POVs?