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The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman is a stage lillisn considered a classic of twentieth century American theater. Set in small Southern townit centers on Regina Hubbard Giddens, who conspires with her brothers for control of a family business belonging to her husband, in an era when men were seen as the only legal heirs.

The play has been staged and in revival ever since it was first opened on Broadway in Picture a charming home in the South. This, they hope, will come from Horace, who has been in the hospital with a heart ailment. Horace is beset by his relatives the first hour of his homecoming, but refuses to commit himself.


However, knowing that he is llilian be short-lived, Horace has his box brought to him. ofxes

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The playwright, Lillian Hellmanin Discovering the theft, he informs his wife that he has willed the bonds to her. He promises to say nothing about the theft, calling it a loan. Cruelly, Regina recalls their unhappy married life, causing Horace to be stricken littlee a severe attack.

Regina refuses to get his medicine upstairs, hoping that the effort of climbing may prove fatal.

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The Little Foxes opened on Broadway in February, It starred Tallulah Bankhead as Regina. Lillian Hellman wrote the screenplay, with contributions by her friend Dorothy Parker and her then-husband. The film did well at the box office, and though its darkly back-stabbing plot was highlighted in reviews, it was a critical success as well.


Finally for the purposes of this post, that is, probably not foreverthe much-lauded production of The Little Foxes at the Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway alternates two fine actresses in the role of Regina — Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney.


This production won several major awards. Any theories on why this play, set in and that debuted incontinues to resonate?

Perhaps it has something to do hellan its depiction of greed and corruption, two universal aspects of human nature. Your email address will not be published. The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.