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Complete summary of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Little Foxes. Among the contented subscribers at the Lincoln Center revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, I felt the same unease and restlessness that often afflict me. Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternate in the lead female roles in Lillian Hellman’s drama ‘The Little Foxes,’ about rapacious ambition.

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The story here is excellently crafted and doesn’t use too many words to say its piece.

The Little Foxes – Wikipedia

Birdie Hubbard – The wife of Oscar Hubbard who has a kind flame in her spirit that is slowly being extinguished by the awful Hubbard family. They are the embodiment of all the terrible traits you would imagine linke From spoilersliterature. Bankhead played every performance of The Little Foxes on Broadway littlle on tour, and she was angry when Bette Davis was awarded the role of Regina in the motion picture.

Oscar initially proposes marriage between his son Leo and Regina’s daughter Alexandra—first cousins—as a means of getting Horace’s money, but Horace and Alexandra are repulsed by the suggestion. Alexandra’s little speech — just one among many gems — from the end of Act III: Retrieved from ” https: The plot involves the family yelling at each other trying to work through their each individual share of an investment to bring a cotton processing plant down to their neck of the woods in order to reduce shipping costs and increase production.


Most of these characters were horrible people and I love to hate them. More and more and more as I read. The female characters littls just fabulous. Feb 14, Sketchbook rated it did not like it.

Maybe Omission and Commission? The movie was a smash hit in the United States and Europe. The brothers are assholes.

The Little Foxes and Tallulah Bankhead

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 easily disproved, and her veracity was doubted by many, including war correspondent Martha Gellhorn and literary critic Mary McCarthy.

For the article about the film adaptation, see The Little Foxes film.

And I guess it kind of is, in a way. Discovering the theft, he informs his wife that he has willed the bonds to her. I had never seen her face like that. Jun 17, Marc rated it really liked it Shelves: I really liked it!

Holy crap what a rotten bunch of people! Poor Horrace was a good man.

Marshall Oscar and Eileen Heckart Birdie. When I saw The Little Foxes sitting on a bookshelf liplian few weeks after I heard of her passing, I wa My initial college advisor before I dropped English for the oh-so-much-more practical politics passed away this spring.


foxee Regina is evil- dugh. I also liked that this play dealt with such progressive issues, especially for having been written in The Hubbards are an unscrupulous, greedy, soulless Southern family Yoknapatawhans would know them as Snopeses.

A revival, again at the Vivian Beaumont, ran for 27 lilljan and 57 performances from April 3 to June As a result of this practice, while her two avaricious brothers Benjamin and Oscar have wielded the family inheritance into two independently substantial fortunes, she’s had to rely upon her manipulation of her cautious, timid, browbeaten husband, Horace.

Want to Read saving…. Why did I never read this when she was alive, so I could drop her an email and get her thoughts on the play?

The Little Foxes

Archived from the original on November 9, She had an enormous influence on my writing, and her voice is forever in the back of my head, reminding me I can do better. Will probably reread it this week. Works of Lillian Hellman.