The Little Foxes: Play in Three Acts

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1969 - Drama - 81 pages
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Presented by New York's innovative Playwrights Horizons, after earlier productions by the Arena Stage, in Washington, D.C., and the Provincetown Playhouse, in Cape Cod. Taking place at the time of President Kennedy's assassination, the play deftly contras

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A very interesting look at greed, family relations, and the American Dream. Interesting characters, good climax, and crisp storytelling prove why this is considered such a classic in American theater. Read full review

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User Review  - Sankar Raj - Goodreads

Hellman in this play shows the capitalist ambitions ruins the family of Hubbards. Her characterization is remarkable. Read full review

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About the author (1969)

Playwright Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans on June 20, in 1905. After studying at New York and Columbia Universities, Hellman worked in publishing and as a book reviewer and play-reader. In 1934, Hellman had her first success as a playwright with The Children's Hour. In the play, Hellman mixed social, political, and moral issues along with more personal ones. Among some of Hellman's other successful plays are The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, The Searching Wind, and Toys in the Attic. Hellman was also a screenwriter who wrote many film scripts and adapted the works of other authors for film and the stage. Hellman's memoirs include An Unfinished Woman and Pentimento. For more than 30 years Hellman had a relationship with "hard-boiled" detective writer Dashiell Hammett. She lived with him until his death in 1961, and shared his commitment to radical political causes. Hellman's appearance before Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952 resulted in her being blacklisted in Hollywood. Her book, Scoundrel Time, explores her experiences during the McCarthy era. Nearly blind and confined to a wheelchair, Lillian Hellman died of cardiac arrest in 1984.

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