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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Gilman obit

“I don’t think of myself as a critic or teacher either, but simply — and at the obvious risk of disingenuousness — as someone who teaches, writes drama criticism (and other things) and feels that the American compulsion to take your identity from your profession, with its corollary of only one trade to a practitioner, may be a convenience to society but is burdensome and constricting to yourself.”

-Richard Gilman, the late homme de theatre (how's that for avoiding pigeon-holing?) as quoted in Ben Brantley's colorful obit in today's NYT.

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