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(1 W, 1 M) A young woman and her husband, after her affair. We see what totally different worlds they live in – and what’s on their minds.
 

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Sophie Treadwell
Sophie Treadwell

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(1 W, 1 M) We see the attraction and opening up of a young woman falling in love for the first time. 
 

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Sophie Treadwell
Sophie Treadwell

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(1 W, 1 M) Regina and Horace quarrel upon his return from the hospital and discuss their estranged marriage.   
 

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Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) ranks among the most famous and controversial of American playwrights. She never shied away from provocative, social justice-based themes. Her first play, The Children’s Hour (1934), about two owners of a girls’ school accused of having a lesbian affair, was considered so shocking that some members of the Pulitzer Prize committee refused to see it, costing it a nomination. Toys in the Attic (1960) featured two eccentric Southern sisters whose potential was never value…
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(3 W, 1 M) Birdie has too much to drink and reveals the truth about her feelings towards her son and husband. 
 

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Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) ranks among the most famous and controversial of American playwrights. She never shied away from provocative, social justice-based themes. Her first play, The Children’s Hour (1934), about two owners of a girls’ school accused of having a lesbian affair, was considered so shocking that some members of the Pulitzer Prize committee refused to see it, costing it a nomination. Toys in the Attic (1960) featured two eccentric Southern sisters whose potential was never value…
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(2 W) Alexandra finally cuts ties with her overbearing mother, Regina. 
 

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Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) ranks among the most famous and controversial of American playwrights. She never shied away from provocative, social justice-based themes. Her first play, The Children’s Hour (1934), about two owners of a girls’ school accused of having a lesbian affair, was considered so shocking that some members of the Pulitzer Prize committee refused to see it, costing it a nomination. Toys in the Attic (1960) featured two eccentric Southern sisters whose potential was never value…
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(1 W, 1 M) Horace tries to take revenge on his wife Regina for her cruel behavior, but she regains the upper hand.
 

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Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) ranks among the most famous and controversial of American playwrights. She never shied away from provocative, social justice-based themes. Her first play, The Children’s Hour (1934), about two owners of a girls’ school accused of having a lesbian affair, was considered so shocking that some members of the Pulitzer Prize committee refused to see it, costing it a nomination. Toys in the Attic (1960) featured two eccentric Southern sisters whose potential was never value…
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(2 W) The two servants in the Haines household discuss the argument overheard between Mr. and Mrs. Haines and their personal feelings about marriage. 
 

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Clare Boothe
Clare Boothe

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(2 W) Mary confronts Crystal, the woman with whom her husband is having an affair. The two argue. 
 

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Clare Boothe
Clare Boothe

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