John Lahr has been a contributor to the New Yorker since 1991, where for twenty-one years he was its senior drama critic. He is the author of eighteen books, including Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.
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John Lahr & Nicholas Hytner on Arthur Miller
Playwright Arthur Miller almost single-handedly propelled 20th Century American Theatre to a new level of cultural sophistication. Distinguished theatre critic John Lahr focuses on the fault lines of Miller’s life – his family, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, Elia Kazan and the House Committee of Un-American Activities, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam – demonstrating the synergy between Miller’s psychology and his plays. In conversation with acclaimed d...
John Lahr: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
John Lahr wasThe New Yorker ‘s renowned chief drama critic for over 20 years and is now a regular contributor. His masterly biography of Tennessee Williams reveals a public persona and turbulent private life as riveting as any of the unforgettable characters that Williams created. John Lahr will be discussing with David Aaronovitch the inner dramas that generated some of the finest plays of the twentieth century.
The New Yorker
New York symbolises the sweeping cultural changes of the 20th century and The New Yorker, first published in 1925, initiated many of these changes. With its extensive reportage and unparalleled arts features, the magazine transcends the city that gave it its name. New Yorker leading lights: film critic David Denby, drama critic John Lahr, cartoon editor Robert Mankoff and fiction editor Deborah Treisman invest...