Cote to Address the Anatomy of a Critic on March 22

Posted on: Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Brent Treash
Cote will present his speech entitled “Vampire, Cheerleader, Hedonist, Snob: Anatomy of a Critic & the Dubious Future of My Profession” at 7:30 p.m. in the main theatre of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts.



Where does the urge to criticize come from? What’s the best way to practice criticism? And in the age of Yelp and Twitter, can thoughtful criticism rise above the noise?

These questions will be addressed by artist, advocate, critic and pundit David Cote, the 2016 Emory & Henry College Reynolds Lecturer at Emory & Henry College. 



Cote will present his speech entitled “Vampire, Cheerleader, Hedonist, Snob: Anatomy of a Critic & the Dubious Future of My Profession” on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the main theatre of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts.



Cote is theater editor and chief drama critic of “Time Out New York”. His essays, criticism and reporting have appeared in “The New York Times”, “American Theatre”, “The Guardian”, “Opera News”, “Salon” and elsewhere. He appears as a contributing critic on NY1’s “On Stage” and is a longstanding member of the New York Drama Critics Circle. David has written companion books to the hit Broadway musicals Wicked, Jersey Boys and Spring Awakening.



The Richard Joshua Reynolds Lectureship in the Humanities was established through the generosity of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation of Winston-Salem, N.C. The lectureship is named in honor Emory & Henry College alumnus, R. J. Reynolds (1850-1918), who attended the College during the 1860s. Mr. Reynolds was noted for his philanthropy in the fields of education and public service in the South.

The Richard Joshua Reynolds Lectureship, which is free and open to the public, is Emory & Henry’s preeminent endowed lectureship in the humanities. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James Dawsey at 276-944-6123.


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