Did you know that novelist Edith Wharton was also a playwright? Dr. Mary Chinery and Dr. Laura Rattray join us this week to talk about her work for the theatre, in particular her play The Shadow of a Doubt, which had languished in obscurity after it failed to make it to Broadway at the turn of the twentieth century. Thanks to Laura and Mary’s work, it’s now back in the public consciousness.
- Read The Shadow of a Doubt for free on JSTOR (please note that the play will only be available here for a limited time).
- Mary and Laura write about The Shadow of a Doubt in the Edith Wharton Review (this will also be available for free for a limited time).
- Rebecca Mead’s story in The New Yorker about Mary and Laura’s research.
- Learn more about Edith Wharton from The Mount, her historic home in Lenox, Massachusetts.