Intimations for Saxophone (also titled simply For Saxophone in its later versions) occupies a critical position in Treadwell’s career as a dramatist. Copyrighted in 1934 and revised over a period of seven years, Saxophone proved to be Treadwell’s last foray into the expressionist style that she had used to such moving effect in Machinal. Her subsequent plays remained largely within the style of realism. In Saxophone, however, Treadwell sought to recapture what she had done best in Machinal – seamlessly marrying a novel theatrical style with timely feminist themes. The resulting play was perhaps her most ambitious theatrical experiment, as she sought to advance her explorations into creating a feminist aesthetic in the theater.