South Coast Rep puts Lillian Hellman and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays about Southern inheritance into rotating, and possibly revealing, repertory.
The stars alternate in the leads of Lillian Hellman’s spiky classic in Manhattan Theatre Club’s new revival.
To reach a wide audience with her ideas, the author of ‘The Little Foxes’ and ‘Watch on the Rhine’ often resorted to lurid gimmicks. It worked for a time.
Review of ‘Late-Blooming Flowers and Other Stories’ by Anton Chekhov; I.C. Chertok and Jean Gardner, trans., Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY, 252 pp, $8.95 paper, and ‘The Selected Letters of Anton Chekhov,’ edited and with an introduction by Lillian Hellman; Sidonie K. Lederer, trans., Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY. 331 pp, $22.50 cloth, $7.95 paper.
An American giant in her dotage weighs in on success, fear, love, and idealism.