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Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour delivers a compelling message about the dangers of rumors. In this groundbreaking play, a manipulative girl falsely accuses her two teachers of having a lesbian relationship.

While the subject matter might not be shocking by today's standards, you can imagine the controversy when The Children's Hour premiered on Broadway in 1934.

Of course, Lillian Hellman was never one to shy away from controversy. Find out more about one of America's most esteemed playwrights of the 30s and 40s.


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