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Noël Coward on how to read reviews

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Noël Coward

If upon reading the notices in the newspapers after the first night it is found that different critics take exception to different scenes, you can safely predict a successful run.

If the critics unanimously take exception to one particular scene it is advisable to move that scene to a more conspicuous place in the program.

If, on the other hand, no particular critic dislikes any particular scene and they all write praising the production, it either means that you have such a good show that they haven’t the face to attack it, or such a bad show that they like it. In either case it will probably be a failure.

Noël Coward

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March 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

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