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Dragon Country: A Book of Plays
Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation (December 1, 1970) Language: English
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 1970 by New Directions Publishing
(first published January 1st 1970)
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This was a somewhat frustrating read. I loved The Mutilated and Confessional, but the rest I either enjoyed somewhat or found extremely frustrating to get through. Williams adopted a style in some of these plays that I found so grating that I was on the verge of skipping them but powered through anyway. What he does is have characters start talking in incomplete sentences. I'm sure this comes off better on stage, but reading it was grating as hell, so much so that I wanted to fling the book ...more
Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work. He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to "Tennessee," the state of his father's birth. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ...moreMore about Tennessee Williams...