Pentimento - Theater Summary & Analysis

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Theater Summary and Analysis

To produce a play, many people come together and bring their talents to the project. After the production they go their separate ways and may never see each other again although they intend to. At the core of any production is the manuscript. Lillian liked to teach English literature but never liked teaching drama which was the study of stage plays. There was an instinct about writing a play that many good writers did not have. This instinct was something that a person had or didn't have. Lillian never wrote much about writing plays because she had issues and struggles in writing a play but were felt they were unique to her and probably weren't relevant to anyone else.

"The Children's Hour" was Lillian's first play. Lillian was so nervous before opening night that she started drinking two days before. Her...

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