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Pronoun “I” (a short work for the lyric theatre), The - Short Play, Comedy

Pronoun “I” (a short work for the lyric theatre), The

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 4f

ISBN: 9780811217088

A parody of classical forms and contemporary mores, this "short work for the lyric theatre" concerns the reign of haggard old "Mad Queen May" of England. Disguised behind a mask, the hag is actually the young and beautiful "Fair Queen May." Her narcissistic and nearly naked young lover, the poet Dom…

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: Traveling Companion and Other Plays, The

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Comedy

A parody of classical forms and contemporary mores, this "short work for the lyric theatre" concerns the reign of haggard old "Mad Queen May" of England. Disguised behind a mask, the hag is actually the young and beautiful "Fair Queen May." Her narcissistic and nearly naked young lover, the poet Dominique, can only begin his terrible poems with the pronoun 'J.' Queen May can only watch as revolt and anarchy bring her reign to an end, but she is energized by the arrival of a "Handsome Young Revolutionary" who steals into the castle to murder her. A campy frolic with touches of absurdity, The Pronoun 'I' ends with a mob scene and a lover's embrace.
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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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