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Robert Sanford Brustein (born April 21, 1927) is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator. He founded both Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he remains a Creative Consultant, and has been the theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959. He comments on politics for the Huffington ... more »

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  • ''The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.''
    Robert Brustein (b. 1927), U.S. stage director, author, critic. "The Humanist and the Artist," pt. 3, Who Needs Theatre (1987).
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  • ''Theatergoing is a communal act, moviegoing a solitary one.''
    Robert Brustein (b. 1927), U.S. stage director, author, critic. Who Needs Theatre, introduction (1987).
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