The critic takes to the stage at the Salisbury Forum

New York Times Theater co-chief theater critic Ben Brantley, left, was interviewed by Dan Dwyer at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, May 17. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SALISBURY — “I don’t like standing ovations, I think they should be rewarded selectively. If you stand for every show, it’s like sleeping with everyone you date.” 

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