Stage Door. Topics for Discussion

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Which girls were the most serious about their careers? Which girls were more interested in excitement and romance than a stage career?

Why was Kaye afraid to go home? What are some reasons why Kaye may have been attracted by a career in acting? What finally made Kaye take her own life?

Why did many of the New York stage actors look down on Hollywood? Why did Keith and Terry feel that writing movies wasn't as important as writing plays? This play was written in 1936. Has the opinion of Broadway actors and writers changed about their counterparts in Hollywood?

What demonstrated how self-centered Jean was? The portrait of what famous actress was hung on the walls of the Footlights Club? What is the background story of this actress?

Comparing Terry and Jean, which girl was an idealist and which was a pragmatist? How did...

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