Lillian Hellman was as controversial a figure as many of her plays. Read a biography about her or research her life to find out more.
The Gossip Game
Gossip about the possibility that a different relationship destroyed the school and at least one life in "The Children's Hour." One aspect of gossip is that even if the original tale is true, the story often undergoes changes during the retelling. In a large group, have one person tell another true or false information about another. Have each person tell another person until the story spreads throughout the entire group. How does the last telling compare to the first telling?
It's Your Turn
As a class, choose an act from of these plays to perform.
Write a new act for one of the plays.
Create a graphic novel from a play in "The Six Plays."
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