Plays 1957-1980

Plays 1957-1980
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ISBN10: 
1883011876
ISBN13: 
9781883011871
Pages: 
975
Published: 
October 1st 2000 by Library of America
Rating: 
4.44

The adventurous and sometimes shocking later works of playwright Tennessee Williams, from 1957 to 1980, are collected in this volume, which includes "Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer", and "The Night of the Iguana".

Baby Doll

Baby Doll

Baby Doll tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. Archie Lee Meighan, middle-aged cotton gin owner, can hardly wait for the 20th birthday of his childish bride Baby Doll,...
Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

As New York Newsday describes: "Its two central characters are the Princess, an aging motion picture actress in flight from her latest screen disaster, and Chance Wayne, a young hustler whom she has picked up. Taking advantage of her drunkenness and...
The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

The story of a mother, her son and daughter, and her daughter's suitor that brings to life human beings who cling to a dream world that can so easily be shattered into jagged pieces.
Four Plays: Summer and Smoke / Orpheus Descending / Suddenly Last Summer / Period of Adjustment

Four Plays: Summer and Smoke / Orpheus Descending / Suddenly Last Summer / Period of Adjustment

This anthology contains four of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's most brilliant works: Summer and Smoke,...
Birthday

Birthday

Dramatic Comedy
1m, 1f
Simple Set
In Birthday, an anxious young woman slips away from a unwelcoming birthday party in a bar only to discover a stranger sitting in the other room. Confiding old secrets and past mistakes as the party rages nearby, they find they...
The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays

This volume contains every play written by Joe Orton, who emerged in the 1960s as the most talented comic playwright in recent English history and was considered the direct successor to Wilde, Shaw, and Coward.
The Memory of Water & Five Kinds of Silence

The Memory of Water & Five Kinds of Silence


In The Memory of Water (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy), three sisters meet on the eve of their mother's funeral. As the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and...