Six Plays

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These six plays span nearly twenty years of theatre and display the range of Lillian Hellman's dramatic gifts. The Children's Hour (1934), her first play, was considered shocking at the time; it concerns the devastating effects of a child's malicious charge of lesbianism against two of her teachers. Days to Come (1936) is about the tragic consequences of strike-breaking in a small Midwestern community. The Little Foxes (1939) and Another Part of the Forest (1946) together constitute a chilling study of the ...
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Overview

These six plays span nearly twenty years of theatre and display the range of Lillian Hellman's dramatic gifts. The Children's Hour (1934), her first play, was considered shocking at the time; it concerns the devastating effects of a child's malicious charge of lesbianism against two of her teachers. Days to Come (1936) is about the tragic consequences of strike-breaking in a small Midwestern community. The Little Foxes (1939) and Another Part of the Forest (1946) together constitute a chilling study of the financial and psychological conflicts within the Hubbards, a wealthy and rapacious Southern family. Watch on the Rhine (1941), the story of how fascism affects an American family and the refugees they harbor, won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The Autumn Garden (1951) is a poignant yet humorous drama set at a summer resort near New Orleans.

The six major plays by one of our leading playwrights and literary figures. Includes The Autumn Garden".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394741123
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1979
  • Series: Vintage Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 244,627
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Six Plays - all interesting for various reasons

    These plays, some well known as plays or movies, are all interesting. Some are especially fascinating because they discuss timely and timeless issues such as greed in The Little Foxes or corruption in The Children's Hour.At the same time they are very entertaining, e even humorous. The characters come to life in all of them, with a sharp insight on the part of the author. And of course, the plays are relatively short so they can be read quickly by busy people. I recommend them!

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