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Short Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780811217088

Miss Sylvia Sails, a famed actress of the American stage who long, long ago chose retirement at the peak of her career ("not willing to decline from it") is awakened at 3:00 in the morning by Giuseppe, a handsome and felonious night clerk at her live-in hotel. It becomes clear soon enough that Giuse…

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Short Play

Dark Comedy

Miss Sylvia Sails, a famed actress of the American stage who long, long ago chose retirement at the peak of her career ("not willing to decline from it") is awakened at 3:00 in the morning by Giuseppe, a handsome and felonious night clerk at her live-in hotel. It becomes clear soon enough that Giuseppe is after Miss Sails' extremely valuable sunburst diamond ring, but Miss Sails' knuckle is so swollen that the diamond ring cannot be removed from her finger unless her finger is removed from her hand. Held hostage, Miss Sails resists her captors, Giuseppe and his boyfriend Luigi, by reciting Shakespeare, by drinking with them, and most of all by endurance, outlasting them until daybreak when help arrives and the sun finally comes up.
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2m, 1f

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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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