Published as a trade paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the acclaimed playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) and the one-act on which The Rose Tattoo was based.

The Rose Tattoo

Theater by Tennessee Williams

With a contribution by John Patrick Shanley

Larger than life―a fable, a Greek tragedy, a comedy, a melodrama―the Tony Award-winning The Rose Tattoo is a valentine from Tennessee Williams to anyone who has ever been in love. In the midst of her anger and grief over the news that her late husband had been unfaithful, Serafina delle Rosa is courted by a Sicilian truck driver who has the virile body of her husband and the face of a clown—his name, Mangiacavallo, means “eat a horse” in Italian. Teary-eyed, he declares, “I am a human being that drives a truck of bananas.” His clumsy flirting unlocks Serafina’s fiery passion, wit, and eventually, her capacious love.

Paperback(published Apr, 01 2010)

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Portrait of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

America’s playwright