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Auguste Rodin
New play chips away at the truth of 'The Sculptress'

Playwrights sculpt language. Their linguistic craftsmanship, which will be on ample display this summer during the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, is certainly present in Marilyn Millstone's "The Sculptress," right now at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Millstone's biographical play concerns Camille Claudel, the French sculptor who served as the muse for her much older lover, the 19th-century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Her career was overshadowed by his, and she never psychologically recovered from the end of their love affair. Indeed, Camille's conservative Catholic family had this arguably unstable bohemian sculptress committed to an insane asylum in France....