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In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel - Full Length Play, Drama

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822205623

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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$9.00
: DPS Acting Edition

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - The bar of a Tokyo hotel. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TAGS

Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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 after the working hours that simple comfortable being is impossible for him ...

"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 

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

BARMAN - works in the hotel
MARK - a painter on the verge of collapse
MIRIAM - his sexually repressed wife
HAWAIIAN LADY 
LEONARD - Mark's Manhattan art dealer and close friend 

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

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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