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Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers

Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers

Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature.

For playwrights

"Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W. Norton & Co., $37.95)

John Lahr's psychoanalytic biography loses sight of the fact that the plays artfully transcend the author's inner conflicts, but this book provides an excellent close-up look of a working playwright who happened to be a literary genius and a character as deliciously flamboyant as any he created.

For lyricists

"American Musicals: The...

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