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Theatre Arts: Crimes of the Heart, February 2016

An online resource guide for Theatre Arts students at LaGrange College

Crimes of the Heart

The script of  Crimes of the Heart is available in Lewis Library.

Call number: PS3558 .E4962 C7 1982 

or PS3558 .E4962 A6 2000 V.1 (in Beth Henley:  Collected Plays)

or PS634 .P614 1988B (in the anthology Plays from the Contemporary American Theater) 



Recommended Database

You’ll find articles on Beth Henley (and all theatre-related topics) in the International Bibliography of Theater and Dance  database in GALILEO.


Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart will be performed in the Lab Theatre on

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 26, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.





Library Resources on Beth Henley

   See the box on the left for the library's copies of Crimes of the Heart.   You’ll find other plays by Beth Henley in the same area (call numbers beginning PS3558 .E4962), as well as a book about her, Understanding Beth Henley by Robert J. Andreach (University of South Carolina Press, call number PS3558 .E4962 2006).


For biographical information on Henley, see The Dictionary of Literary Biography, available online, or one of the following.

American Playwrights since 1945 (call number REF Z 1231 .D7 A43 1989, pp. 169-178; reference books are on the Main Level)

American Women Writers (volume 2, pp. 200-201, REF PS 147 .A422 2000)

Critical Survey of Drama (REF PR 625 ,C74 SUP, pp. 192-197)

The History of Southern Women's Literature (PS 261 .H534 2002, pp. 588-593; on the Lower Level)



The New York Times review of the original off-Broadway production  (Nov. 5, 1981) is available here . You'll find magazine reviews in the Bound Periodicals on the lower level of Lewis Library:

Time, November 16, 1981, p. 122 

New Yorker, Nov. 16, 1981, pp. 182-183

Newsweek, Nov. 16, 1981, p. 123




Interviews with Beth Henley

The following books include interviews:

 The Playwright’s Art:  Conversations with Contemporary American Dramatists.  (call number PS 352 .P57 1995; interview with Henley on pp. 306-320)

 Interviews with  Contemporary Women Playwrights.  (PN 471 .I58 1987)

More interviews:

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