When incendiary current events are leaping from your TV screen into your lap on an almost hourly basis, a play such as “The Great Society” has a tough row to hoe. How to excite audiences with history-book events when history-making events are scalding the senses in the here and now?  And that’s not the only challenge, at least in terms of popular appeal, faced by Robert Schenkkan’s expansive and engrossing if plot-packed drama about the battles fought by Lyndon B. Johnson during the years of his presidency.  This is the second part of what Schenkkan calls “The LBJ Plays,” following…

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