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Review: A Play With a Crude Name and a Powerfully Dark View

Suzan-Lori Parks’s Brechtian riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” returns to the stage with a new vitality.
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By RICH SWIER In the 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout ...

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Party Hack

Academics / History : Slate: History

Nathaniel Hawthorne was on a remarkable run in the summer of 1852. He had previously won acclaim for his short tales, but a succession of novels that included The Scarlet Letter in 1850, The House of the Seven Gables in 1851, and Th...

Proposed North Dakota Law Would Brand DUI Offenders With A Scarlet Letter

US Politics / Conservative : Say Anything Blog

The Scarlet Letter is a 19th century novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne which is critical of Puritan legalism.  Here in North Dakota we have a long history of puritanical attitudes about alcohol (upon admission as an US state North Dakota...

Maleficent review

Genres / Sci Fi : Cinefantastique Online

The goofiest filmed version of classic literature since THE SCARLET LETTER was “freely adapted” from Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1995 Since she is not malefic, why is she named Maleficent? The question may seem pedantic, but truly it is ...

‘The Scarlet Letter’ Is Dramatically Updated in ‘Fucking A’ and ‘In The Blood’

News : The Daily Beast

Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘Fucking A’ sees an abortionist trying to find her son, while in ‘In The Blood’ a mother of five tries to keep her family together.


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