The Playgoer: Wendy Wasserstein, 1950-2006

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Wendy Wasserstein, 1950-2006

Just in from the AP. Hard to believe, but her bout with lymphoma was reportedly brutal and long.

More forthcoming. Obviously there were other prominent female dramatists before her. But I will venture now that she will be looked back on as a uniquely popular and effective writer at a very important moment in the theatre, regardless of how people differed over her plays.

(Update: Isherwood's obit is already up on the NYT site, along with a photo-spread. I guess the rumors had been around long enough to be prepared...)

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