The Ladies of the Corridor
ISBN 9780143105312 | 144 pages | 29 Apr 2008 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The blackly comic play about the oppressed lives of women in 1950s New York“ As unyielding and coruscating a portrait of women before feminism that I have ever seen.”
One of Literature ’s leading humorists, Dorothy Parker drew from the dark side of her imagination to pen The Ladies of the Corridor, a searing drama about women living on their own in a New York residence hotel. Loosely based on Parker’s life, and co-written with famed Hollywood playwright Arnaud d’Usseau, The Ladies of the Corridor exposes the limitations of a woman’s life in a drama teeming with Parker’s signature wit.
—Honor Moore in The New York Times, on the 2005 off Broadway revival