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Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an American playwright. She was an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University

Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an American playwright. She was an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989 for her play The Heidi Chronicles.

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Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator

Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president's nominee for Surgeon General. Pulitzer-Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein spins a comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. 1 5 Author: Wendy Wasserstein Narrator: David Birney, Kevin McCarthy, Jamie Hanes, Gregory Itzin, Mary McDonnell, Claudette Nevins, Anna Gunn, Denise Nicholas, Michael Malone. As a respected health crusader and devoted wife and mother, Dr. Lyssa Hughes seems perfect for the role of . Surgeon General, until a chance remark at a fashionable brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy.

By Wasserstein, Wendy. Magazine article American Theatre. An American Daughter. About the Play An American Daughter was first produced as a workshop in the New Play Series at The Seattle Repertory Theatre. By Wasserstein, Wendy. It premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in April 1997 under the direction of Daniel Sullivan and was subsequently produced at Seattle Repertory Theatre under the direction of David Saint. An interview with the playwright by Stephanie Coen. An American Daughter makes reference to figures from contemporary politics and the media.

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An American Daughter is a 2000 Lifetime Television film directed by Sheldon Larry. The teleplay was written by Wendy Wasserstein, based on one of her plays. Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Lahti) is the daughter of . Senator Alan Hughes (Stanley Anderson). She appears to be headed for nomination as the . Surgeon General until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury duty notice.

Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president's nominee for Surgeon General. When the media discovers that once, long ago, she failed to respond for jury duty, this relatively minor misstep is portrayed as a serious moral lapse. A good friend uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the implications, and Lyssa must suffer the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly as the press investigates her family and friends, shattering her privacy, her career, and her world. Wendy Wasserstein's trenchant humor and sizzling dialogue combine with biting political commentary to produce a masterful, and topical, drama.

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EXCELLENT. This play is more timely now than when originally written and produced. It concerns a woman in process of being appointed to an important government job by the president of the United States, and the scandal that occurs in the process. It is a comedy and it has many characters, maybe too many. The fact that it has many characters makes it easier to understand when you actually see the play in a production.
4.5 stars

This is an excellent political play. It is the late 90s. President Clinton is in office (although he isn't referred to by name, it's him - all of the other politicians mentioned are fictional, but they fit in traditional roles). Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is a 42 year old wonder woman who has been nominated for Surgeon General (the President's first choice didn't make it through the confirmation process). Dr. Hughes is married to a well known liberal professor and she is the daughter of a conservative Senator from Indiana. There are a few other characters in the play that add to the salon of intellectuals. Dr. Hughes's nomination is thrown into turmoil when a small incident from her past comes to light.

The whole play is very well handled. The dialogue is very good.
Great book at a perfect price. I loved the story and the material of the cover is soft and easy to use.
Great play! RIP Wendy.
When Lyssa Dent Hughes, a widely respected physician, is nominated for United States Surgeon General, it looks as if she is a shoo-in to be confirmed. Fifth generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant, daughter of a conservative Indiana senator, wife of a respected Georgetown professor, and tireless pioneer for women's health issues, Lyssa is looking forward to her opportunity to make a difference on a larger scale. During a casual conversation in the presence of a reporter, however, a "friend" remarks that she once failed to appear for jury duty.

The press pounces on this "Jurygate" mistake, which quickly becomes worse when she indicates that she does not make "icebox cake" and "pimiento-cheese canapés" like her late mother and the other women from Indiana, galvanizing them to oppose her "elitism." The press camps out at her Georgetown home, and before long, her young son is yelling from the TV room, "Mom, they think that you're the problem with America." But Lyssa refuses to "be hung out to dry, even if I have to wear headbands, bake cookies, and sing lullabies to do it." In an interview with Timber Tucker, which becomes the climax of the play, she aggressively tackles the health and social issues which mean so much to her, and angrily faces down the press and the public's perceptions, for better or worse.

Written in 1999, this play tackles women's social issues in a man's world, serious women's health issues, political expediencies, and press intrusions into private areas, and every female reader or viewer will understand and empathize with the characters as they face their demons here. In the ten years since this play was written, however, the country has made great strides, and the issues Lyssa discusses have been analyzed and tackled with far greater energy than ever before, to the point that Lyssa's impassioned speech seems a bit dated. Hilary Clinton's "baking cookies" remarks and Lyssa's parallel icebox cake and pimiento-cheese references feel tired and "stale" now.

The facts and figures she cites regarding research funds for breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer, as opposed to the far greater funding for prostate cancer, are being actively addressed, and points made about the holding of women to different standards now feel like a cliché. As a relic of the 1990s, this play is important and, perhaps, even ground-breaking, but its punch has been blunted over the past ten years by the progress women have made since it premiered. The fact that it still resonates with viewers, however, shows that significant issues still remain. n Mary Whipple

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Of the Wasserstein I've read, Heidi and Rosensweig, this one read the smoothest.

It was an engrossing story, certainly recognizable in this day in age, peppered with characters that I've seen time and again on cable news, and pivots on that seemingly minor transgression everyone famous and political seems(has) to have made.

What stands out about An American Daughter is the weakness in the media system to award courage and conviction in action. Even in spite of mistakes, which are surely universal. That I suppose was behind Wasserstein's m.o., that tangling with the gossips and character assassins and the news engine is more gristle for them, death for you. That is a statement painfully necessary more and more, as the hypocrisy of the day is not slips of paper and frustrating civil service, but war and death and political capital.
Wonderful story! Such depth and insight. Loved the tie-in to President Grant and the upfront and personal look at how media trashing destroys people's dreams and aspirations. Back to work! Love the dialog's fast pace. Lyssa already seems to have so many people willing to stab her in the back.
Excellent story line, Good characters. Not really a comedy but has it's funny moments. We did this one and got great reviews.
An American Daughter download epub
Dramas & Plays
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
ISBN: 0151003327
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company; 1 edition (April 16, 1998)
Pages: 105 pages