Plays, 1957-1980

Plays, 1957-1980

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Penguin Putnam
Exploring human passion with daring and unflinching honesty, Tennessee Williams forged a poetic theater of raw psychological insight that fused realism and expressionism. Now, in an authoritative two-volume edition, The Library of America collects the plays that reveal a prophetic figure in American life and letters?a writer of generous sympathies and uncompromising frankness who reached wide audiences with plays that revolutionized the themes and styles of the modern theater. This second volume traces Williams's career as it evolved in his adventurous and sometimes shocking later works, including Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Sweet Bird of Youth, plays that stirred controversy when first produced because of their concern with acts of horrific violence; the satiric marital comedy Period of Adjustment; The Night of the Iguana, a moving drama set in Mexico that contains some of Williams's most lyric writing, and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, a re-imagining of the earlier Summer and Smoke.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, with its use of Kabuki-like stylization, began a more experimental phase of Williams's writing, represented here by Kingdom of Earth (also known as The Seven Descents of Myrtle), The Mutilated, Small Craft Warnings, and Out Cry. In late plays such as A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur and the autobiographical Vieux Carré, Williams returned to many of his earlier themes and settings.

This edition includes a newly researched chronology of Tennessee Williams's life, explanatory notes (including cast lists of many of the original productions), and an essay on the texts.



Random House, Inc.
Exploring human passion with daring and unflinching honesty, Tennessee Williams forged a poetic theater of raw psychological insight that fused realism and expressionism. Now, in an authoritative two-volume edition, The Library of America collects the plays that reveal a prophetic figure in American life and letters—a writer of generous sympathies and uncompromising frankness who reached wide audiences with plays that revolutionized the themes and styles of the modern theater. This second volume traces Williams's career as it evolved in his adventurous and sometimes shocking later works, includingOrpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Sweet Bird of Youth, plays that stirred controversy when first produced because of their concern with acts of horrific violence; the satiric marital comedyPeriod of Adjustment; The Night of the Iguana, a moving drama set in Mexico that contains some of Williams's most lyric writing, andThe Eccentricities of a Nightingale, a re-imagining of the earlier Summer and Smoke.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, with its use of Kabuki-like stylization, began a more experimental phase of Williams's writing, represented here byKingdom of Earth (also known as The Seven Descents of Myrtle), The Mutilated,Small Craft Warnings, and Out Cry. In late plays such as A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur and the autobiographicalVieux Carré, Williams returned to many of his earlier themes and settings.

This edition includes a newly researched chronology of Tennessee Williams's life, explanatory notes (including cast lists of many of the original productions), and an essay on the texts.

Baker & Taylor
Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Book News
The second volume documents Williams' evolution into his adventurous and sometimes shocking later works, including Orpheus Descending , Suddenly Last Summer , Sweet Bird of Youth , Night of the Iguana , Kingdom of Earth , and the autobiographical Vieux CarrT . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

A second compilation of plays focuses on the dramatist's later works, icnluding The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, and the autobiographical Vieux CarrT.

Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States, c2000
ISBN: 9781883011871
1883011876
Branch Call Number: 812.54 Wil
Characteristics: 999 p
Additional Contributors: Holdich, Kenneth
Gussow, Mel
Alternative Title: Tennessee Williams

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