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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams, Vol. 2: Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Summer and Smoke, the Rose Tatoo, Camino Real (The Theatre of Tennessee Williams #2)
"The Theatre of Tennessee Williams" brings together in a matching format the plays of a genius of the American theatre. Arranged in chronological order, this ongoing series includes the original cast listings and production notes.
Paperback, 591 pages
Published September 17th 1990 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
(first published January 1st 1962)
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Each of these short books contain two versions of well known plays by Williams. There's more melodrama the second time around for each story, and the female characters come into their full eccentric selves. It's interesting to read them side by side, to see how Williams edited himself, each time creating shorter plays that were more intense.
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...
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