…Mr. Williams peels off layer after layer of the skin, body and spirit of his characters and leaves their nature exposed in the hideous humor and pathos of the truth.

New York Times

Available November 1, 1993

The Theatre Of Tennessee Williams, Vol. IV

Theater by Tennessee Williams

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams brings together in matching format the plays of one of America’s most persistently influential and innovative dramatists. Arranged in chronological order, this ongoing series includes the original cast listings and production notes for all full-length plays. Now available as a New Directions Paperbook, Volume IV contains a wonderfully diverse collection of Williams’s works. Sweet Bird of Youth (1959) is a dramatic study of a fading Hollywood actress, who tries to recapture her youth through a young drifter half her age. In a lighter mood, Period of Adjustment (1960) tells of the marital troubles of two “Middle American couples, a departure for the playwright who himself labeled it a ’serious comedy.’” The Night of the Iguana (1961), in sharp contrast, tells of human frailty and redemptive strength on the West Coast of Mexico.

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Paperback (published November 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811212571
Price US
21.95
Trim Size
5x8

Clothbound (published November 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811204224
Price US
35
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
384

Tennessee Williams

America’s playwright

…Mr. Williams peels off layer after layer of the skin, body and spirit of his characters and leaves their nature exposed in the hideous humor and pathos of the truth.

New York Times