"That woman," as the authors call her, was one of the most famous and long lived female writers of the 20th century. Born in London in 1882, she later changed her name from Cicily Fairfield to Rebecca West, thinking it a more serious name for a writer. During her heyday, Time magazine called West "indisputably the world’s No. 1 woman writer" in 1947, while Kenneth Tynan described her in 1954 as "the best journalist alive." Her writings included novels, criticism, journalism and travel diaries. An early fighter for women's suffrage, she led her life as she pleased, taking many lovers, including H.G. Wells, Charlie Chaplin, John Gunther, Max Beaverbrook and Francis Biddle. Her novels included "The Return of the Soldier" (1918), "The Judge" (1922), "Harriet Hume" (1929), "The Thinking Reed" (1936), "The Fountain Overflows" (1956), and "The Birds Fall Down." West's writings on the Nuremberg trials were collected in "A Train of Powder" (1955).
Anne Bobby has acted in the Broadway productions of The Real Thing, Black Comedy and Smile, and the Off-Broadway staging of Communicating Doors.
That Woman is directed by David Drake, best known for his one-man show, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.
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