criticism

Definitions

Human Resources

  • noun words showing that you consider that someone or something is wrong

Media Studies

  • noun the process of judging and expressing opinions on the qualities of something, especially a creative work.

Sports

  • noun a spoken or written opinion or judgment of what is wrong or bad about someone or something

Theater

  • See Hebrews 13:8.
    Robert Benchley: review of the long-running playAbie's Irish Rose. The biblical text is: "Jesus Christthe same yesterday, and today, and for ever"
    People laugh at this every night, which explains why a democracycan never be a success.
    Robert Benchley: on a popular comedy
    Listen, dear, you couldn't write 'fuck' on a dusty venetianblind.
    Coral Browne: to a Hollywood writer who had criticizedAlan Bennett
    Two things should be cut: the second act and the child'sthroat.
    Noël Coward: referring to a play featuringa child actor
    He played the King as though under momentary apprehensionthat someone else was about to play the ace.
    Eugene Field: referring to Creston Clarke's performanceas King Lear
    Funny without being vulgar.
    W. S. Gilbert: referring to Sir Henry Irving'sHamlet
    I have knocked everything except the knees of the chorusgirls. Nature anticipated us there.
    Percy Hammond
    A bad play saved by a bad performance.
    Stanley Kaufmann: on Gertrude Lawrence's performancein Skylark
    I could eat alphabet soup and shit better lyrics.
    Johnny Mercer: describing a British musical
    She ran the whole gamut of the emotions from A to B.
    Dorothy Parker: referring to a Broadway performanceby Katharine Hepburn
    It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
    James Thurber: remark made about a play
    A strange, horrible business, but I suppose good enough forShakespeare's day.
    Queen Victoria: giving her opinion of KingLear
    I saw it at a disadvantage - the curtain was up.
    Walter Winchell
    The scenery was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.
    Alexander Woolcott
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