John Corbin


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(1870–1959), critic. The Chicagoan was educated at Harvard and Oxford (England), then between 1896 and 1917 served stints as drama critic for Harper's Weekly, the New York Sun, and the New York Times. His views at the time were generally conservative and unexceptional, but he startled many admirers in 1933 when he wrote an article in Scribner's Magazine in which he blamed the lowering of standards in the theatre on the influx of Jews.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.

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