capsule criticism

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Alexander Woollcott (1887—1943)

George S. Kaufman (1889—1961)

Walter Kerr (1913—1996)


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American critic Alexander Woollcott coined the phrase to refer to the concise put-down. Examples are ‘I watched this play at a disadvantage. The curtain was up,’ which was penned by ...

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