She won fame for writing about feminist struggles By Michael Kuchwara Published: January 31,
I will go to my 50th high school class reunion this year. It will be interesting to see how many of us managed to have it all. A random speech from the first play, Uncommon Women and Others: What kind of pleasure? Well, this is a feminist play from the 70s! This book of three short plays from the s and s is a delightful flashback for me.
What did you expect?
Here is the description of Holly at the front of the play: That would be too embarrassing. Holly saw the Radio City Easter Show in second grade and planned to convert. Andre Bishop writes in the Foreward: Reading the plays of Wendy Wasserstein is quite different from seeing the plays of Wendy Wasserstein.
In the theatre, they are consistently funny; the comedy sparkles. Yet when one sits down to read these three plays, one is surprised, almost overwhelmed, by their seriousness.
The three heroines, though vastly different, share an essential sadness, but it is a sadness deflected by humor, because these are witty women and they use their wit to devastating effect.
I think maybe I just should have been born Jewish. That way I could have a heritage without having to be religious.
I must have lived in NYC in a past life. Or maybe I will in a future life! In the third play, The Heidi Chronicles, Heidi gives a talk to an alumnae group in After teaching at Columbia yesterday, Miss Holland probably attended a low-impact aerobics class with weights, picked up her children from school, took the older one to drawing-with-computers at the Metropolitan, and the younger one to swimming-with-gifted-children.
So after all this, we forgive Miss Holland for not preparing a speech today. If you are a baby-boomer or a feminist or an over-achiever or simply know someone who is, you might enjoy this quick-read that will give you something to relate to, to remember and to think about for a while.
Those were the days. One extra for the nostalgia.Some comments about Wendy Wasserstein, the subject of Barbara Isenberg's Oct. 7 article, and Wasserstein's play, "The Heidi Chronicles": I too am a sad person, serious and, yes, even sexy.
Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, is the tale of a baby-boomer's long, hard road from '60s confusion to '90s self made woman or so she hopes.
Directed by Molly Smith/5(25). The Heidi Chronicles Essay Wendy Wasserstein This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Heidi Chronicles.
“(The Heidi Chronicles) resonates today as strongly, and at times as painfully, as they did when Wendy Wasserstein’s most celebrated plays stormed Broadway in (Wasserstein’s) keen ear for comic absurdity grounded in truth is matched by a probing compassion for her characters, even when they are viewed through a sardonic lens.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await female political appointees.
On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes' nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home. In the University of Vermont’s production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, faculty director Peter Jack Tkatch doesn’t quite succeed in helping his cast.