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(1 W, 1 M) Frank admits her love for Gaskell.
 

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Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers (1878-1958) had nearly 30 plays produced on Broadway between 1906 and 1937; and she directed most of them herself. “In the last 200 years, a respectable number of women have left their mark on American theater, but few of them have had as impressive a career as Rachel Crothers,” wrote the New York Times in 1980, adding “Although it is rare now to find anyone who has heard of her, Miss Crothers at the apex of her career was the symbol of success in the commercial theater.” Born i…
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(1 W, 1 M) Fritz, a Dutch violinist, confesses to his friend Frank, a female writer, that he has concerns about the honor of Malcolm Gaskell, the man she loves.  
 

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Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers (1878-1958) had nearly 30 plays produced on Broadway between 1906 and 1937; and she directed most of them herself. “In the last 200 years, a respectable number of women have left their mark on American theater, but few of them have had as impressive a career as Rachel Crothers,” wrote the New York Times in 1980, adding “Although it is rare now to find anyone who has heard of her, Miss Crothers at the apex of her career was the symbol of success in the commercial theater.” Born i…
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(2 W) Singer Lione confronts writer Frank with her suspicions about Gaskell, and the two find a new appreciation and regard for each other.
 

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Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers
Rachel Crothers (1878-1958) had nearly 30 plays produced on Broadway between 1906 and 1937; and she directed most of them herself. “In the last 200 years, a respectable number of women have left their mark on American theater, but few of them have had as impressive a career as Rachel Crothers,” wrote the New York Times in 1980, adding “Although it is rare now to find anyone who has heard of her, Miss Crothers at the apex of her career was the symbol of success in the commercial theater.” Born i…
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(1 W, 1 M) Harriet, a university student, goes head to head with her father, a congressman, about the state of society and the problems with the wealthy class. 
 

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Hallie Flanagan
Hallie Flanagan

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(5 W) A group of slave women are approached by their mistress, who delivers devastating news about one of the women's children. 
 

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Shirley Graham
Shirley Graham

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(2 W, with others cut) An exploration of the strained relationship between a vulnerable, fearful young woman and her narcissistic, controlling mother.
 

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Sophie Treadwell
Sophie Treadwell

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(1 W, 1 M) A young woman and her husband on their honeymoon in a hotel room. We see the total lack of real communication between the couple - the frozen fear of the wife and the insensitivity of the man trying to be “the husband.”
 

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Sophie Treadwell
Sophie Treadwell

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(1 W, 1 M) A young woman and man finding love. 
 

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Sophie Treadwell
Sophie Treadwell

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