No rest for the critic: Is it wrong to have a snooze?
September 5, 2007 11:53am CST
Nobody ever admits to dropping off during a performance, do they? Well I am about to. Though I've managed to stay wide awake for absolute marathons (nine-and-a-half hours of Henry VI the other weekend; I didn't fall asleep once when I listened to 16 hours of Wagner in one day for an article), I have been guilty, on occasion, of "resting the eyes", as one music critic friend puts it. For some reason, this happens especially in the cinema, and often in really embarrassingly good films