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Toys in the Attic

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Presents an acting edition of the three act play featuring two sisters and their ne'er-do-well brother.
Paperback, 87 pages
Published June 1st 1959 by Josef Weinberger Plays
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TOYS IN THE ATTIC. (1960). Lillian Hellmann. ****.
The expression, “toys in the attic,” usually is used to describe a person who is slightly crazy or has a tenuous connection with reality. This play from Hellmann explores delusion as a form of craziness as it is manifested in the principal character, Julian. Julian is the neer-do-well brother of Carrie and Anna, his two older sisters who live in New Orleans. Both of them are described as “old-maidish.” Julian is a dreamer, a man who has schemes
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What a messed up, nasty little play. I think most of the characters are insane, to some degree or another.
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Hellman is amazing.
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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter famously blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–52.

Hellman was praised for sacrificing her career by refusing to answer questions by HUAC; but her denial that she had ever belonged to the Communist Party was e
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