Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 4, 1960 · Page 12
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 12

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, June 4, 1960
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MARTIN 272SE.E1M C, ORVIS 4841 E. 114 V, SHARP 5121 E. Holmes CAMPBELL GRANT if RODEO FIELD s. d 3440 E SPEEDWAY * BROADWAY SWAN Lifetime ATKINSON Has books, will read "What fees Addaaoa say?" For many years, skat was one of Ae first anxious fatstioai asked by producers, actors aa4 angel* after a Broadway open- las;. Now *e ojniet-apokea, scholarly arama erMk if kow- ia( out Here's haw he feels ·boat Ms retiresata* aad hie loaf career as a nriewcr. By WILLIAM GLOVE* NEW YORK--B-Brookf Atkinson, dean of Broadway drama critics, retires this month from the reviewers' ranks -- but not from writing. "I'm really interested in newspapers, that's what really interests me," says the man whose reviewing career was launched by chance just 35 years ago. Atkinson, 65, is continuing as, a member of the staff of the New York Times, He will write several times weekly en a wide- ranging assortment of topics. . His precise gamut has yet, to be assigned, and the veteran journalist has an old-fashioned cub modesty about invading the ·jurisdiction of a managing editor. Succeeding him In the aisle seat on opening nights next season along 1 the White Way will. be Howard Taubman; previously music critic for the Times. · Atkinson is probably the leading deprecator of the theatrical influence widely attributed to him by everyone from star to stagehand. "Critics have some influence --but'I'm sure no one knows what it is," he comments. "It certainly isn't any ability to make or break a show. "One thing I do know. The critics like a lot more shows than the public does." The slender man from the Times has seen more than 3,000 play premieres (he was away from the theater 1-M3-45 as a foreign, correspondent). After , each he has hurried to his desk . to write the comment*--in swift- ly-pencilled lines on.yellow copy paper-^-which subsequently suf-' fuse producers' with joy or anguish. · "Difference of opinion about a play--sometimes total, sometimes partial--derive from the biological fact that no two people are identical," he recently observed. "This puzzling phenomenon has to be accepted as the price we pay for creative^ ness, imagination and personal independence in a free civilization-" ·;. An optimist about the future' of the theater, Atkinson feels that although there has been a marked decrease in the number of productions, -there has been aa appreciable loss of quality over the year* since he began reviewing, Atkinson came to the Times from Boston in 1922, for the aext Vfr years headed the book reviewing department In August, 1925, drama critic Stark Young left the newspaper. "On Ibe evening he resigned, mere was to be an opening," Atkinson recalls. "The managing editor asked me to cover. I had been assistant drama reviewer on the Boston Transcript and done some second-string reviews here." The show that night was "The Little Man," a drama about St. Francis of Assisi. "The review was adverse but not unkind," he says. Through the years, Atkinson cays, his tendency has been to look at offerings in kindly spirit, except on rare occasions. "When those involved were in-, competent or gross I had no scruple about letting them have it," he says. He is determined to avoid any critical writing about the theater hereafter, but expects to continue seeing a lot of shows --after reading what the other reviewers say. That's only natural. Atkinson listed theatergoing as his only hobby in his "Who's Who in the Theater" sketch. He has firmly resisted requests to. name the greatest per- . formances witnessed during his career. It would, involve considerable research, he notes, and . · any listing probably would be a kmgish one. . He doe*, however, regard Tennessee Williams as "our finest technical writer although he sometimes gives me the horrors." . Reviewing a recent revival of "The King and I,", he said that this show ranked among his Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite*. "Carousel" and "South Pacific" are two others. . Atkinson is the author of five books. His wife, Oriana, has written six. The couple has no children but Atkinson has a son by a previous marriage. The Atkinsons are omnivorous readers. After he polishes orf his final scheduled reviews--at the Stratford,. Ont., Shakespeare Festival--he expects that he and his wife will go on a big reading spree. PAGE 12 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, JUNE 4, l%0

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