The Theodor Lessing prize for criticism, worth 20,000 Euros, has been given to the stage director Claus Peymann, head of the Berliner Ensemble.
Am I missing something here?
Apparently not. Peymann, 74, qualifies for the award because of ‘the social themes’ he reflects in theatre. That makes him a critic, they say.
In which case, the people who are sent by newspapers to review his performances must be artists.
Funny old world.