A Séance for Jack Smith
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A Séance for Jack Smith

“Burn everything”, he said over and over. “I’ve lived my life in obscurity, now I’m dying in obscurity.”  “But Jack”, I pleaded, “The world needs your work.”  ‘”The world never helped me!” He screamed.  “But Jack! What about all the people who never hurt you? What about the future?” I countered.  “The future? The future? … Continue reading

Davis, Hellman, and The Little Foxes
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Davis, Hellman, and The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes and Lillian Hellmann  The Little Foxes is one of the forgotten plays, puzzling since its roots in capitalistic greed, wealth and family conflict make it a timely piece for a 21st century world loaded with questions as to who owns the wealth and who doesn’t.  Hellman became an overnight sensation when her play … Continue reading