Life imitating art? Or art imitating life? An elitist institution – or something much more important? In this fascinating account, an ex-drama critic recounts his search to find out the purpose of theatre…After scraping a living as a scullion, Irving Wardle became a drama critic for the Times. It set him on a lifelong quest to answer one question: What is theatre for? Read more: Intelligent Life.
What Is Theatre For?
Beyond the script and the actors on stage – what’s the purpose of theatre?