Additional Resources for Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

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Beaufort, John. "A Play that Proves There's No Explaining Awards" in the Christian Science Monitor, November 9, 1981, p. 20

A very brief review with a strongly negative opinion of Crimes of the Heart that is rare in assessments of Henley's play. Completely dismissing its value, Beaufort wrote that Crimes of the Heart is "a perversely antic stage piece that is part eccentric characterization, part Southern fried Gothic comedy, part soap opera, and part patchwork plotting "

Berkvist, Robert. "Act I. The Pulitzer, Act II: Broadway" in the New York Times, October 25,1981, p. D4.

An article published a week before Crimes of the Heart's Broadway opening, containing much of the same biographical information found in more detail in later sources Berkvist focused on the novelty of a playwright having such success with her first full-length play, and summarizes the positive reception of the play in Louisville and in its Off-Broadway run at...

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