32nd out of 45 books — 23 voters
Kiss of the Spider Woman and Two Other Plays
Compiled together for the first time, here are three plays by Argentine novelist and playwright Manual Puig: the well-known Kiss of the Spider Woman, a sharply provocative tale of love, victimization, and fantasy, and of the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail; Puig's first drama written directly for th...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 17th 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company
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I really liked all three of these plays -- Puig has a way with small casts and simple sets that translates into complicated characters and very moving stories. I'm really interested to read his novel version of the title play (the novel was written first) to see how they compare. Then I could watch the movie version and then see the Tony award winning musical.
Manuel Puig (born Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne) was an Argentinian author. Among his best known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth), Boquitas pintadas (1969) (Heartbreak Tango), and El beso de la mujer araña (1976) (Kiss of the Spider Woman), which was made into a film by the Argentine-Brazilian Director, Héctor Babenco and in 1993 into a Broadway musical.More about Manuel Puig...