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The Children's Hour

Lillian Hellman
Drama
Full Length
2 men, 12 women: 14 total
Two Interiors

Prefaced by an interview with the author by Harry Gilroy from the New York Times.

Book/Item: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
Book Type: DPS
Price: $9.00
ISBN/Code: 978-0-8222-0205-9
FEE: $80 per performance.

THE STORY: One of the great successes of this distinguished writer. A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

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