The Heidi Chronicles, Paperback Book

The Heidi Chronicles Paperback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 81 pages
  • Publisher: Josef Weinberger Plays
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780822205104



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It's weird, I only bought this because it had the same name as my baby, and I missed her. s that pathetic? Anyway, it's not my normal sort of thing. It has a bit less of that female bonding that sits comfortably in between <I>Golden Girls</i> and <i>Sex and the City</i> than Wasserstein's other plays, and more internally focused fretting--I can relate to Heidi's fears about a career and a family and getting taken advantage of to a point but no further, and the insistence Wasserstein has on writing exclusively about rich WASPs and rich Jews in New York and their serious life problems can be a bit alienating when none of them have any particular warmth for one another, as seems to be the case this time out. If this was my Heidi maybe I could relate a little better. I miss understanding her.

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This is a good play, but Wasserstein seems to imply (more than once) that a woman can't have a full life without a husband and children. I find this play rather depressing. Heidi had so much going for her. Why did she need a baby for completion? I guess it's just me. I can't identify with the maternal thing.

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