THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Celebrates the 'Highly Informed Spectator'

March 20, 2015 10:01 AM

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Textbooks can, or at least should, educate on the important events and pioneering personalities that brought the Feminist Movement to where it is today, but just as important is an understanding of what these landmarks meant in the everyday lives of ordinary women who may not have been at the forefront, but whose heroism was being among the first testing out new freedoms and equalities in the real world.

The title character of Wendy Wasserstein's 1989 Tony and Pulitzer winner, The Heidi Chronicles, is certainly an accomplished woman, though the playwright cleverly gave her a name widely associated with a cute and naïve little girl out of literature. When the play begins, in 1989, we see her confiden...

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