Now with a new introduction, the author's original Foreword and Afterword, the one-act play 10 Blocks on the Camino Real, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar, Michael Paller.In this phantasmagorical play, the Camino Real is a dead end, a police state in a vaguely Latin American country, and an inescapable condition. Characters from history and literature―Don Quixote, Casanova, Camille, Lord Byron―inhabit a place where corruption and indifference have immobilized and nearly destroyed the human spirit. Then, into this netherworld, the archetypal Kilroy arrives―a sailor and all-American guy with “a heart as big as the head of baby.” Celebrated American playwright John Guare has written an illuminative Introduction for this edition. Also included are Williams’ original Foreword and Afterword to the play, the one-act play Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar Michael Paller.
"A strange and disturbing drama…as eloquent and rhythmic as a piece of music. — The New York Times
"Camino Real is a brilliant and riotous adventure. It succeeds in making tangible for all your senses the delirious pains and ecstasy of a wild dream." —NY World-Telegram
- Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: An unspecified Latin-American country.
LA MADRECITA DE LOS PERDIDOS
FIRST STREET CLEANER
SECOND STREET CLEANER
A BUM IN A WINDOW
THE LOAN SHARK
BARON DE CHARLUS
A GROTESQUE MUMMER
NAVITGATOR OF THE FUGITIVO
PILOT OF THE FUGITIVO
SECOND MARKET WOMAN
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Room for Extras
Camino Real premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater in March 1953 under the direction of Elia Kazan.