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The Old Maid


When [[Performer~P79193~Zoë Akins~zoëakins]]' play The Old Maid (based on a novel by [[Performer~P218866~Edith Wharton~edithwharton]]) won the 1934-1935 Pulitzer Prize, the selection was roundly condemned by critics, who felt that [[Performer~P161219~Lillian Hellman~lillianhellman]]'s The Children's Hour was more deserving, but had lost because of its lesbian theme. Certainly, [[Performer~P79193~Akins~zoëakins]]' story of the relationship between two Southern cousins in the years between 1833 and 1854 is...more