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The Children’s Hour

By Lillian Hellman

“For every person who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.”

(Lillian Hellman)

When two women, who run a private school for girls are unjustly accused by a pupil of being in an ‘immoral’ relationship, an outraged community withdraw their children, forcing the school to close. Put on trial the women face economic and moral bankruptcy and a life of isolation and despair that leads to tragic consequences.

Set in New England in the 1930’s, the play was conceived during the midst of the McCarthyist attacks on liberal and communism ideals. At the time and for many years afterwards, Hellman’s political beliefs made it a cause célèbre that led to the play being censored. More than sixty years on from its conception, The Children’s Hour, still challenges the moral values of contemporary society.

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