Feminist Concerns in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles

  • Rudrika Khajuria PhD Scholar University of Jammu


Wendy Wasserstein, a Jewish-American playwright, has established her position as one of
the renowned American dramatists. Wasserstein explores feminist themes in her plays,
portraying women entangled and struggling in a patriarchal society bound on repressing their
voice and identity. Her plays, marked with a tinge of humour, delve into the deep realms of
feminist inquiry and endorse the power of feminism. The present paper explores her play,
The Heidi Chronicles (1988) which covers a plethora of different issues within feminism. It
attempts to expose the patriarchal mind-set of men through the character of Scoop, discusses
the representation of lesbians and gays and their acceptance/rejection by feminists, and
highlights the struggle of feminists like Heidi.

How to Cite
KHAJURIA, Rudrika. Feminist Concerns in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 9, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <http://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/3183>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018.