All the Drama: Playwright Beth Henley on “Crimes of the Heart,” 1981 Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

(L-R) Actresses Mary Beth Hurt, Lizbeth Mackay and Mia Dillon w. a huge birthday cake in a scene from the Broadway production of the play “Crimes Of The Heart.”. (Photo by Martha Swope / New York Public Library Digital Collection)

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Crimes of the Heart”
1981 Pulitzer winner “Crimes of the Heart”, by Beth Henley

Crimes of the Heart Wikipedida page

Beth Henley Wikipedia page

Beth Henley Collected Plays Volume I: 1980-1989

“Beth Henley’s ‘Crimes of the Heart,’” review of the original production by Frank Rich, The New York Times

“Three Sisters,” review of the 2008 revival by Hilton Als, The New Yorker

“AM I BLUE: 40 Years Later, a One-Act Play by Beth Henley Returns to SMU” by Ally Van Deuren

“Crimes of the Heart” movie

“Conversations with Beth Henley,” edited by by Jackson R. Bryer and Mary C. Hartig

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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