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Imaginary Friends
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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You just don't get the feel of this extraordinary, unusual and unique play of Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman - two rival authors during the communist scare - from reading it. I was given the pleasure of seeing this incredible play starring Cherry Jones and Swoozie Kurts in its Broadway run. When the two authors meet in the afterlife, they tell their audience about their lives, beginning with their cleverly told childhoods and slowly moving forward to McCarthy's accusation of being a Communist and ending with Hellman's death before the trial was set by Hellman and McCarthy to discuss McCarthy's lies about Hellman's so-called memoirs. Still clever and still stunning, Ephron's play is an enjoyable read for McCarthy (THE GROUP) and Hellman (THE CHILDREN'S HOUR) fans.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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i love anything written from Nora Ephron's point of view and this book provides some clues to how she got started. It is fun!
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on January 4, 2013
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As an avid reader of the works of both Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman I found Nora Ephron's play not only witty and insightful but wickedly funny. I'd be happy to see it staged. I read it first to myself and later with a friend who liked it despite knowing next to nothing about the characters on whom it was based.
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on March 31, 2014
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What a clever and refreshing way to revisit two iconic writers: Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. This sharp and digestible play imagines the two women having an extended interchange and even finding a sliver of common ground. Some of the devices that Ephron uses in the play would make for great staging today.
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on May 27, 2014
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I LIKED THE IMAGINATIVE WAY OF DEALING WITH TWO WOMEN WHO WERE SO TALENTED, SO ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THINGS IN A PUBLIC WAY, AND YET SO PERSONALLY AND DAMAGINGLY CONTEMPTUOUS.
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on February 25, 2013
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I am a Nora Ephron fan and loved all her work. This is just another to add to my
fan book experience of her's. I can't enough of her work.
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on December 7, 2012
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I think this play needs to be seen on stage. It requires really good actors and good staging to be viable.
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on March 22, 2014
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I enjoyed it. A fun read, just what I was looking for, something to explore. Keep up the good work!
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on July 29, 2014
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Nora is my Hero ! I highly recommend to any women or guy !!!
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on August 10, 2014
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Haven't finished. Good potential
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