Mister Paradise: and Other One-Act Plays

by  Tennessee Williams

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A collection of thirteen one-act dramas, which features isolated figures struggling against a cruel world, who refuse to lose sight of their dreams.

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Mister Paradise: and Other One-Act Plays

by  Tennessee Williams

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Mister Paradise: and Other One-Act Plays

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The greatest playwright of the American South, Tennessee Williams used his talent throughout his life to create brief plays exploring many of the themes that dominated his best-known works. Here, thirteen never-before-published one-act dramas reveal some of his most poignant and hilarious characters. From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens... to the disheartened poet Mister Paradise, and the extravagant mistress in The Pink Bedroom, these are tales of isolated figures struggling against a cruel world, who refuse to lose sight of their dreams. 

The collection includes: 

These are the Stairs You Got to Watch 
Mister Paradise 
The Palooka 
Escape
Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily? 
Summer at the Lake 
The Big Game 
The Pink Bedroom 
The Fat Man's Wife 
Thank You, Kind Spirit 
The Municipal Abattoir 
Adam and Eve on a Ferry 
And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens...

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  • High School/Secondary
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  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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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 capp ...

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