Words of Wisdom from an Icon

by Lynn on September 29, 2018

in The Passionate Playgoer

Apropos of my recent piece for the York University’s 50 years of disruption series, I interviewed actors/actresses on their opinions of critics and criticism. I wanted to know their opinion of my proposed job before I went into a theatre and commented about their job. (a  novel idea, I know, but still….)


I wrote and asked Katharine Hepburn if I could interview her on the subject (I think she was in Toronto doing Coco). I got the following note from her secretary:

Dear Miss Slotkin

Miss Hepburn is sorry but she really

cannot help you how to be a critic-

they just seem to grow and be a nuisance-


Yours sincerely

Phyllis Wilbourn

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