henry james

"The Heiress" based on Henry James' Washington Square Currently Playing on Broadway

“The Heiress” based on Henry James’ Washington Square Currently Playing on Broadway

November 14, 2012

Now on Broadway, at the Walter Kerr Theater, is a revival of “The Heiress,” a play adapted from Henry James’ well-known novel Washington Square. The book itself James was not that partial to but it is considered one of his most well known. The play stars Jessica Chastain, David Straitharn, Dan Stevens and Judith Ivey [...]

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Why did Henry James hate the Washington Square Arch? Meanwhile, the Arch officially turns 117

Why did Henry James hate the Washington Square Arch? Meanwhile, the Arch officially turns 117

May 8, 2012

Writer Henry James used Washington Square as the name (and setting) for for one of his well known novels published in 1881; it was also one of his least favorite of ones he’d written. James grew up nearby on Washington Place and his grandmother lived at 18 Washington Square North (now part of 2 Fifth [...]

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Henry James and his book "Washington Square" Recognized this Month -- Upcoming NYC Events of Note

Henry James and his book "Washington Square" Recognized this Month — Upcoming NYC Events of Note

April 27, 2009

Washington Square by Henry James is the literary focus this month of “The Big Read,” sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts to promote literature across the United States through events and readings of significant works by prominent authors. In New York City, eleven organizations linked up to schedule events throughout April. Henry James [...]

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