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Heritage: A play in nine scenes


Written by Theatre students of the Smith College Class of 1950 for the 75th anniversary of the College.

Written by Theatre Students of the Class of 1950:
Patricia Atwood
Shirley Bisselle
Patricia Atwood
Shirley Bisselle
Virginia Brock
Marguerite Clarke
Jill Cummins
Anne de Coursey
Jacqueline Perry
Hennele Robinson
Under the editorship of:
Hallie Flanagan Davis
George B. Dowell
Scene I: Root Seed
1806, Hatfield, dooryard home of Joseph and Lois Smith

Scene II: Legal Status
1812, Hatfield, the Main Street

Scene III: New England Gothic 
1825, Hatfield, dooryard of Oliver Smith's house

Scene IV: Smith vs. Smith 
1847, Northampton, office and anteroom of the Court House

Scene V: All in the Family 
1859, Hatfield, living room of the Smith homestead

Scene VI: Death in New York 
1861, New York, a shabby room in a lodging house

Scene VII: A Writing on the Mind 
1862, Hatfield, a room in John M. Greene's parsonage

Scene VIII: Height of the Season 
1868, Saratoga, lobby of the Grand Union Hotel

Scene IX: Megalethoscope 
1869, Hatfield, parlor of Miss Smith's new house

Photographs, programs and other documents from the production.