The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991
by Richard Gilman, a review from The New Republic by Robert Brustein.
"For F. Scott Fitzgerald, the dark night of the soul was always four o'clock in the morning. For Richard Gilman, it was usually eight o'clock at night ? the hour when the curtain rose on a new production. Gilman's savage indignation over the shoddy quality of the American stage permeates his valuable new volume of collected criticism, The Drama is Coming Now. A passionate advocate for the European modernists, deeply committed to the literature of the theatrical avant-garde, Gilman reveals an equally strong dislike for most American playwriting, acting, directing, and theater reviewing during his thirty years, from 1961 to 1991, as an itinerant drama critic." Read the entire New Republic review.