May 18, 2011

Quote of the Week

"Lynn Nottage may well be the one black playwright of whom it cannot be said that she amassed her many awards on her race and gender." -John Simon, reviewing By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

If I read that correctly, his choice of words ("the one black playwright") means he's lumping in August Wilson and Derek Walcott in there along with Lorraine Hansberry, Suzan-Lori Parks, etc. (though "race and gender" slightly confuses the issue).

He isn't even trying to hide his prejudices anymore, is he?

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