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The Black Glove
Off Off Broadway, August Strindberg Rep at the Gene Frankel Theatre

Reviewed by Heather Violanti

BOTTOM LINE: A surprisingly charming holiday play by August Strindberg. Yes, that August Strindberg.

August Strindberg was a theatrical innovator who helped pioneer the concept of theatrical naturalism and created plays with complex characters which are performed around the world. He also was a misogynist...So it’s a shock to learn that this brooding, unpleasant genius wrote a series of children’s plays, including the rueful Christmas-themed The Black Glove

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