The Children's Hour Summary
Lillian Hellman

Everything you need to understand or teach The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman.

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The Children's Hour Overview

The Children’s Hour was first produced in 1934 on Broadway at Maxine Elliott's Theatre, where it ran for over two years. The play, written by Lillian Hellman, was loosely based on true events in 1810 in Edinburgh, Scotland, where a pupil accused her schoolmistresses of having an illicit homosexual affair in the presence of their pupils. The accuser's influential grandmother advised her friends to remove their daughters from the boarding school and within days the schoolteachers had lost their livelihood and reputations.

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The Children's Hour Study Guide

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