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From:Criticism (Vol. 55, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedA Temporary Aberration? Is it possible that we have ignored half of the history of homosexuality? Might we have strategically forgotten one of the most important, long-standing, and hard-fought debates in...
From:Journal of Literary Studies (Vol. 28, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedSummary Most readings of American playwright Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour (1934) focus on the psycho-social power of adolescent-driven gossip, rumours and slander, and the frightening outcomes that can...
From:Texas Studies in Literature and Language (Vol. 63, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedWilliam Wyler's The Children's Hour and The Children's Hour papers in Wyler's archive suggest that lesbianism should be understood as the material conditions that allow women to build lives together without men, whether...
From:Atlantis, revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (Vol. 30, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedLillian Hellman's The Children's Hour was notoriously successful in its première in 1934, and its revival in 1952, because of its inclusion of a lesbian theme. Paradoxically, the play's reception has largely focused on...
From:Modern Drama (Vol. 43, Issue 3) Peer-ReviewedLillian Hellman's The Children's Hour (1934) and David Mamet's Oleanna (1992) confront similar problems: both deal with difficult-to-verify sexual accusations, and both were consequently banned or protested when first...
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