Trouble in Mind Essay

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Brown-Guillory discusses Childress's play in this excerpt, touching on the Trouble in Mind,',? history and stage technique.

The theme of rejecting stereotypes and of not compromising one's integrity is further explored in Childress' Trouble in Mind, which was produced at the Greenwich Mews Theatre in New York in 1955. Running for ninety-one performances, Trouble in Mind won for Childress the Obie Award for the best original off-Broadway play of the 1955-1956 season and was subsequently produced twice in 1964 by the BBC in London. When offered a Broadway option, Childress refused because the producer wanted her to make radical script changes. Alice Childress says of her rejection of the Broadway offer, "Most of our problems have not seen the light of day in our works, and much has been pruned from our manuscripts before the public has been allowed a glimpse of a finished work. It is ironical that...

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