Brooks Atkinson


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Justin Brooks Atkinson (November 28, 1894 – January 14, 1984) was an American theatre critic. He worked for The New York Times from 1925 to 1960. In his obituary, the Times called him "the most important reviewer of his time."

Atkinson was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, where, as a boy, he printed his own newspaper (using movable type), and planned a career in journalism. He ... more »

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  • ''The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.''
    Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984), U.S. critic, essayist. Once Around the Sun, entry for August 28 (1951).
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