Nicholas Dromgoole on the history of criticism
2nd August 2010
Nicholas Dromgoole, onetime dance critic of the Sunday Telegraph, talks to Aleks Sierz about his new book, The Role of the Critic (Oberon), which surveys the history of arts criticism from the ancient Greeks right up to the present. Recorded at Dewynters, London.
Quite often, critics in the past not only got it wrong, but they also did positive damage to the art form they should have been serving.