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Miss Lonelyhearts - Full Length Play

Miss Lonelyhearts

Howard Teichmann, Nathanael West

Full Length Play

6m, 7f

ISBN: 9780822207634

As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: "A scornful feature editor o…

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As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: "A scornful feature editor of a newspaper picks an ambitious young reporter to conduct the advice of the lovelorn column. Ambitious, opportunistic, 'Miss Lonelyhearts,' as the conductor of the column is inevitably dubbed, begins with contempt of the correspondents and confidence in his own cleverness. As time goes on, the genuineness of the agony in the letters that come in gets under the skin of the columnist. He is distressed to find himself presiding over a monstrous swindle. For he is an idealist in collision with humanity, as his diabolical managing editor expresses it."
"I enjoyed this one better than anything that's come along this season. I liked its suspense and pace and its staging…LONELYHEARTS impressed me as a solid, worthwhile drama." —NY News.


6m, 7f


Howard Teichmann

Howard M. Teichmann (1916-1987) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and joined Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre as a stage manager in 1938. In 1939, Welles closed the theatre and moved the Mercury to radio where Teichmann joined him and John Houseman, eventually becoming writer and producer. Teichmann worked in radio and eventually television as a writer ... view full profile

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