The Easiest way


The Easiest way
   Eugene Walter's brutally honest treatment of a kept woman, produced and directed by David Belasco, opened on 19 January 1909 at the Belasco-Stuyvesant Theatre. Frances Starr played Laura, who yearns for love but ultimately takes "the easiest way," culminating in the sensational curtain line: "I'm going to Rector's to make a hit, and to hell with the rest." Belasco revived the play in 1921 with Starr recreating her role for a 63-performance run. While praising the "remarkable drama," the New York Times reviewer (20 January 1909) noted that "a more biting arraignment of an evil could scarcely be imagined."

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