Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century

Myles Weber

A superb collection of essays of criticism on current American drama, written with insight and humor.

"...the longer pieces in Middlebrow Annoyances are highly successful, and when Weber fully articulates his ideas, his intellect is humbling.... These are the carefully formed conclusions of a critic whose thought is unfettered by convention and guided by practicality, one able to explore the challenging relationships between artist, art, and audience..." —Justin Maxwell from Taxi Rain Review of Books, Fall 2004


"Weber's intelligence and integrity are unsurpassed by anyone writing about the American theatre today." —John W. Crowley, The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Myles Weber

Myles Weber’s criticism appears frequently in such journals as New England Review, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Northwest Review, among many others. Middlebrow Annoyances is his first book. A second, "Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don't Publish" is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. A playwright as well as critic, Weber is assistant professor of English at Ashland University in Ohio.