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Cakewalk
     

Cakewalk

by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Peter Feibelman, Carly Simon
 
Cakewalk chronicles the tumultuous love affair of playwright Lillian Hellman and Peter Feibleman, a novelist and playwright 25 years her junior. Spanning more than two decades, the relationship ricochets between tenderness and rage, humor and woe. Dramatized by two of Broadway's best actors and accompanied by an original score by Carly Simon, Cakewalk crackles with

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Cakewalk chronicles the tumultuous love affair of playwright Lillian Hellman and Peter Feibleman, a novelist and playwright 25 years her junior. Spanning more than two decades, the relationship ricochets between tenderness and rage, humor and woe. Dramatized by two of Broadway's best actors and accompanied by an original score by Carly Simon, Cakewalk crackles with wit and passion.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Talented, profane, outrageous Lillian Hellman, author and playwright, lived dramatically. Her intermittent companion, Feibleman, 25 years younger than she, wrote the fond but frank Lilly: Reminiscences of Lillian Hellman in 1988. In 1998 he wove telling dialog from it into Cakewalk. Elaine Stritch, ideal as the scrappy Lilly, and Bruce Davison, fine as her able foil, perform most of the scenes. Their rapier wit, sometimes charged with anger and emotion, provokes laughter from a live audience. The book offers more about Hellman's relationships with Dashiell Hammett, Samuel Goldwyn, and Elizabeth Taylor; the Communist witch hunt; etc. In the play, the fascinating monster gains sympathy even before her paralyzed, blind finale. Prudes will dislike her freedom with obscenities; others can regard them as essential for an intimate portrait of the creator of The Little Foxes. Recommended warmly for general libraries and especially for drama collections.--Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580812320
Publisher:
L.A. Theatre Works
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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