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Kenneth Tynan
(1927-1980) born on
Apr 02
English theatre critic. He wrote "Tynan Right and Left," 1967.
         
   
F
A dramatist is a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a Peeping Tom.

R
Art and ideology often interact on each other; but the plain fact is that both spring from a common source. Both draw on human experience to explain mankind to itself; both attempt, in very different ways, to assemble coherence . . .
A
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
N
William Congreve is the only sophisticated playwright England has produced; and like Shaw, Sheridan, and Wilde, his nearest rivals, he was brought up in Ireland.
K
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "Ionesco and the Phantom," in Observer (London, 6 July 1958; repr. in Eugène Ionesco, Notes and Counter-Notes, 1962).
A: "Ionesco and the Phantom," in Observer (London, 6 July 1958; repr. in Eugène Ionesco, Notes and Counter-Notes, 1962).
N: Curtains," 'The Way of the World'
K: New York Times Magazine," 9 Jan 1966
   


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