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.

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Title page of Edith Wharton’s typescript draft of "The Shadow of a Doubt,” 1901. Courtesy Harry Ransom Center.
Character list for Edith Wharton's typescript draft of "The Shadow of a Doubt,” 1901. Courtesy Harry Ransom Center.

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