Everything you need to understand or teach The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein.
Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles is her best-known play. It was first produced Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, December 11, 1988, running for three sold-out months, before moving to the Plymouth Theater on Broadway on March 9, 1989. The play averaged 90% full houses during its run and, in 1989, garnered numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama as well as the Antoinette Perry (Tony) and New York Drama Critics' Circle awards for best play. Other honors include the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Dramatists Guild's Hull-Warriner Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award for women playwrights.
Following its debut, critical reaction to The Heidi Chronicles was mixed. Many praised Wasserstein for her unflinching portrayal of the Baby Boom generation's coming of age. Heidi is a character typical of many women born in the post-World War II era: she is intelligent, well-educated, and attempting to make it in a society dominated by men. While many...
The Heidi Chronicles Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including: