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Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is so beloved a morsel of American literary optimism that it would be hard to do badly with an adaptation of the 1868 novel. And there have been numerous ones, from films to an opera and a musical.
Timeless acts of kindness
| November 25, 2011
Author sees poetry and prose through the trees
The plan was simple, if nerdy: New York novelist and English teacher Richard Horan would visit the historic sites and childhood homes of famous authors (along with some notable historical and cultural figures).
| May 13, 2011
I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
| June 18, 2010
A timeless tale
Ever since it was published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been inspiring generation after generation of strong-minded girls to grow into independent women.
Feminism is at the fore in PC’s Little Women
| April 09, 2010
Early last week, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government announced suddenly that Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, would speak at a forum that Friday afternoon.
In his race for US Senate, Michael Capuano is using well-known women to battle the race's female front-runner.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| November 20, 2009
The whole truth
It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
Tomes from the 'fact' department
| September 18, 2009
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
As always with Porter, you can expect intelligence in the writing and insights into the bio subject.
A darker-than-usual take on the author
| September 09, 2008
Girls to Women
A good college production of a weak musical like Little Women is certainly a better deal than a weak production of a Broadway favorite.
URI Theatre stages the novel-as-musical
| December 04, 2007
Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
| September 19, 2007
“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
| June 28, 2007
The characters of Jean-Paul Sartre’s iconic 1944 one-act No Exit are in Hell.
No Exit , Les Liaisons Dangereuses , and Little Women
| January 23, 2006
When she was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, director Susan H. Schulman loved Little Women.
Little Women comes close to home
| January 17, 2006
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