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Richard Christiansen (born c. 1932) is an American theatre and film critic, who was "the chief theatre reviewer of The Chicago Tribune " from 1978 to 2002 and the "leading critical voice in Chicago theatre for more than three decades".[1] He became the chief critic and senior writer of the newspaper.[2] He previously worked for the Chicago Daily News from 1957 to 1978. Studio space at the Victory Gardens Theater was named after him in 2010. Christiansen is the author of the book A Theatre of Our Own.


  1. ^ "Richard Christiansen, Dean of Chicago Theatre Critics, to Retire in 2002". Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ Fischer, Heinz-D; Fischer, Erika J. (1 January 2003). Complete Historical Handbook of the Pulitzer Prize System 1917-2000: Decision-Making Processes in all Award Categories based on unpublished Sources. Walter de Gruyter. p. 434. ISBN 978-3-11-093912-5.