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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 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 bigger the lie the better, as always," said Hellman before a revival of "The Children's Hour" opened on Bwy amid the Joe McC '50s. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by James R. Anderson
The product was in excellent condition as stated and just as comprehensive as described. A perfect addition to the script library, this collection has several harder to find... Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Kimberly Huff
I orginally bought this just to read "The Children's Hour"; however, I truly enjoyed reading all six plays. Read morePublished on July 12, 2005 by Katherine M. Meadows