The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor was a monthly periodical co-founded by Samuel T. Bradford and John Inskeep in 1810. It is noted as the most important theatrical journal of its time. It presented not only local reviews but also reviews of stage productions in London. The periodical also included biographies of theatre personalities, articles on theatre history, poetry, plays and book reviews. Stephen Cullen Carpenter (? -c1820) was an Irish journalist and critic. He served 14 years with the East India Service before settling in England. He began to write, and was made reporter of Debates in Commons by Edmund Burke. Around 1800 he travelled to America and worked on many American magazines. In Charleston, South Carolina, he edited the Courier and the Monthly Register, Magazine and Review of the United States and in Philadelphia he edited The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor.