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Full Length Play, Drama
An artist, Mark, is worn to a nervous ruin by a breakthrough in his painting technique and is abandoned and destroyed by his witch of a wife. The intensity of the work, the unremitting challenges and demands it makes of him leave so little of him aft…
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Full Length Play
Settings Of Play - The bar of a Tokyo hotel.
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
"This is Mr. Williams's sad bird of loneliness — and, although the play repelled me it fascinated me with the author's occasional sudden resurgence of skill — there are plaintive notes of poetry recalling Williams at his very best . . . There are more flashes of genius here than in any of his later plays. Mixed with the feeble jokes . . . and all the hesitations of style the play is heir to, there is gold, gossamer and fire here, and there are bursting sharp exchanges of dialogue that recall The Glass Menagerie in their suddenly poignant pertinence . . . A strange play — but unlike Mr. Williams's previous play, it definitely makes me look forward to his next." - Clive Barnes, New York Times
"The play shines an undeniable light on the chasm between spiritual ambition and carnal need..." - Variety
N/A (Not a musical)
BARMAN - works in the hotelMARK - a painter on the verge of collapseMIRIAM - his sexually repressed wifeHAWAIIAN LADY LEONARD - Mark's Manhattan art dealer and close friend
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern ... view full profile
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