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Light Fantastic: Adventures in Theatre

Light Fantastic: Adventures in Theatre

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As drama critic for The New Yorker, John Lahr has always striven to tell the story behind the story; to use biography and history as well as his skill as a critic to illuminate the theater and all of its players. Light Fantastic is a wide-ranging, comprehensive collection of his best critica ...more

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John Lahr is the senior drama critic of The New Yorker , where he has written about theatre and popular culture since 1992. Among his eighteen books are Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr and Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton , which was made into a film.

He has twice won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Lahr, whose stage adaptations have been performed around the world, received a Tony Award for co-writing E