Richard Martin Gilman (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.
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