The Women.

Book by Luce, Clare Boothe

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  1. An Acid-Etched Classic Of Its Kind Although she had a significant literary and later political career, in theatrical circles Clare Boothe Luce is best recalled for THE WOMEN, a play that opened in New York in 1936 with an all-female cast. Critics were not enthusiastic, but the show was a huge hit with audiences, racking up over six hundred performances in its initial run and going on to a wildly successful tour–something almost unheard of for a non-musical. Directed by George Cukor and starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford,…

  2. I Want to Find the Original Version This script was a treat to read and to compare with the 1939 movie version of “The Women”. Apparently, it is the revised version from the 1973 revival, with references to things such as James Bond and the Beatles. I only wish I could lay my hands on the version of the play which premiered in 1936.Still, witty and acerbic.

  3. ‘The Women’ is eye-opener for 21st century gals This is a perfect play for a women’s play reading/book club. It has fabulous female characters from all walks of life in the 1930s, and is especially fun to read aloud. Not only is it fun, it is thought-provoking providing a glimpse of life before divorce was as common as it is today. Women stayed with their husbands because they had no means of making a living, needed a father for their children and/or they couldn’t face the social stigma of being divorced. Because the characters are so…

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