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James Agate

Data de nascimento: 9. Setembro 1877
Data de falecimento: 6. Junho 1947


James Evershed Agate was an English diarist and influential theatre critic between the two world wars. He took up journalism in his late twenties and was on the staff of The Manchester Guardian . He later became a drama critic for The Saturday Review , The Sunday Times and the BBC . The nine volumes of Agate's diaries and letters cover the British theatre of his time and his non-theatrical interests, including sports, social gossip and private preoccupations with health and precarious finances. He published three novels, translated a play briefly staged in London, and regularly published collections of his theatre essays and reviews.

Citações James Agate

„I like listening to it just as I like looking at a fuchsia drenched with rain.“

— James Agate
Ego 8 (1947), p. 255, November 25, 1945 Of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.


„The worst of failure in this kind is that it spoils the market for more competent performers.“

— James Agate
Ego 7 (1945), p. 153, July 21, 1944. On von Stauffenberg's bomb plot.