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Clare Boothe Luce's
The Women

The Women
Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)
The Women
Scene descriptions with notes
and playscript, ca. 1935-36
Page 2
Clare Booth Luce Papers
Manuscript Division
Gift, 1958 (179.6a, b)

Clare Boothe Luce had successful careers as author, editor playwright, journalist, congresswoman, and diplomat. In 1936 her play The Women began a two year run at the Ethyl Barrymore Theater in New York. Luce's play satirized upper-class New York women. Shown here are the playscript and early scene descriptions with notes for the first scene showing the different social range of women from Saks shop girl to countess.

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