Richard Gilman

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Richard Martin Gilman[1] (April 30, 1923, Brooklyn, New York – October 28, 2006, Kusatsu[disambiguation needed], Japan) was one of the leading drama and literary critics of the second half of the 20th century. He was a professor at the Yale School of Drama for 31 years and the author of five books of criticism, and a memoir.

Gilman died of lung cancer at the age of 83.

He was born Jewish, converted to Catholicism as an adult, and lapsed from that faith eight years later.[2]

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