Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982

Maureen Stapleton as Emma Goldman in Reds
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1982

Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982
Maureen Stapleton Reds 1982

Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry

Bertha in Hello From Bertha 1961

Character Is A Prostitute

Four by Tennessee 1961
Four by Tennessee 1961

Hello From Bertha is a one-act play by Tennessee Williams. Maureen Stapleton first played the role of Bertha in an Actor’s Studio showcase directed by Eli Wallach. She later recreated the part for TV on the anthology series Play of the Week. The episode entitled “Four by Tennessee” telecast four one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, one of which was Hello From Bertha. As the title character, Maureen Stapleton plays a prostitute. Bertha is being evicted from her apartment, but she refuses to leave. Clinging to her bed, Bertha is defiant in the face of both her pimp and the landlord. Both are trying in vain to get her to leave. Script of this play is available in Tennessee Williams book 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. No clips of this production are available online.

Maureen Stapleton in Hello From Bertha 1961
Maureen Stapleton in Hello From Bertha 1961

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