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Robert Brustein

American writer

Robert Sanford Brustein (born April 21, 1927) is an American theatrical director, producer, playwright, theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959, and Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University.


  • [The] kind of thinking [...] which refuses to make distinctions among artists on the basis of color or nationality or gender, which insists on inclusion rather than exclusion, is hardly fashionable with the current tribalism known as multiculturalism and cultural diversity. But it represents [...] the only kind of thinking that can prepare the way for great art, and builds the path to a reconciled society.
    • "More Noise Than Funk", The New Republic (3/4/1996) - review of the George C. Wolfe / Savion Glover musical production Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk at the Public Theatre in New York

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