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'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child
'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child

Rebecca Gilman, the talented author of such plays as "Spinning Into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl" and "The Glory of Living," is known for confronting social problems head-on. Racism and white hypocrisy, stalking and sexism, degradation and immorality — the sociological issues of Gilman's work dominated the conversation when she burst onto the scene some 14 years ago. But just as the critic Eric Bentley cautioned us when approaching Henrik Ibsen's plays to "look for the ideas behind the ideas," it's important with Gilman to examine the deeper investigation lurking behind the more topical concerns of her dramas. This is especially the...

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