Two new books consider the possibilities and limits of documentary theatre in a polarized nation.
Two books come not to bury the Bard but to bring his writing down to the common ground we share.
Priscilla Gilman’s memoir portrays her father, Richard Gilman, as a passionate, difficult figure who bequeathed her life lessons, many unwittingly.
Patti Hartigan’s excellent new biography gives us a rich portrait of the playwright’s life and art, and a measure of his significance.
A reporter and critic who knew Wilson nearly from the start of his playwriting peak, she wrote the biography she wanted to see.