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Beth Henley

Forfatter af Crimes of the Heart

26+ Works 919 Members 12 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Image credit: Beth Henley with Ron Rash
at the 2007 LA Times Festival of Books
Copyright © 2007 Ron Hogan

Værker af Beth Henley

Crimes of the Heart (1979) 525 eksemplarer
The Miss Firecracker Contest (1985) 134 eksemplarer
Impossible Marriage (1998) 32 eksemplarer
Am I Blue (1605) 27 eksemplarer
Abundance. (1991) 26 eksemplarer
The Wake of Jamey Foster. (1983) 25 eksemplarer
The Debutante Ball (1991) 15 eksemplarer
Beth Henley: Monologues for Women (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Beth Henley: Four Plays (1992) 13 eksemplarer
The Lucky Spot. (1707) 9 eksemplarer
Crimes of the Heart [1986 film] — Writer — 9 eksemplarer
The Jacksonian (2014) 8 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver914 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer

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freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Perhaps I would have liked this play a bit more if I had seen it on the stage. The craziness of these 3 sisters from Mississippi felt a little tired to me, a bit too stereotypical, while the problems they were facing were in some cases so serious that the characters' attitudes struck me as incredible - something aped from the late 19th century or from the old TV show "Designing Women" instead of from real life.

Listened to this play via streaming courtesy of LATW website
leslie.98 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2020 |
A fairly straightforward play. I'm not quite sure how this won the Pulitzer Prize, as I did not really witness anything extraordinary or amazing. Overall, the characters felt somewhat real but they also suffered from, in my opinion, a bit of overacting and overbearing in regards to the reader.

3 stars.
DanielSTJ | 7 andre anmeldelser | Aug 3, 2019 |
A southern family faces a crisis when one of the sisters shoots her husband. This happens before the play begins; the bulk of the play is less about the shooting than about the relationships between the three girls, with a couple of other factors thrown in for complexity. Difficult to find too many people in this group to like, or to feel sympathy with, but there is still the ability to engage as you watch people losing all touch with reality and moving toward destruction. The ending is ambiguous and unresolved; that is not a complaint, as I often find that compelling in a dramatic work. It's hard to see this as a masterpiece, but it is definitely past competent, with the various threads skillfully woven, though a few stitches are dropped in the weaving.… (mere)
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Devil_llama | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 11, 2017 |



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