Everything you need to understand or teach Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin.
A number of the six plays in this collection are among the most well known in the American contemporary repertoire (that is, plays produced in the twentieth century and later). One in particular, The Little Foxes, is considered by many to be one of the most ruthlessly drawn portraits of greed and ambition in the history of theatre. Strongly developed characters, intense drama, and occasional forays into vivid poeticism can be found in all six of the plays, which explore several common themes, many of which are explored through dramatization of social concerns. These themes include the dangers of giving in to fear, the need for power, and the pain of loneliness.
The first play in the collection, The Children's Hour, became infamous in its time for its exploration of an up-to-then taboo subject - lesbianism. A pair of female teachers, the emotionally volatile Martha and the more...
Six Plays Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including: