Description : THE STORY: NOTE: The version of the play contained in this acting edition is one which was specifically revised by the author for release to the nonprofessional theatre. As George Oppenheimer describes We first encounter Mrs. Goforth in one of her
Description : Morosco Theatre, Roger L. Stevens presents Hermione Baddeley, Mildred Dunnock, Paul Roebling in "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," a new play by Tennesse Williams, with Ann Williams, Clyde Ventura, Maria Tucci, setting and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costume supervision by Fred Voelpel from sketches by Peter Hall, music by Paul Bowles, associate producers Lyn Austin and Victor Samrock, directed by Herbert Machiz.
Description : Welcome to Noreen Olson's kitchen table, where everything happens. She loves birds, animals, family, children, friends, growing things and life on the farm, and writes about them and all the odd situations they manage to get into with engaging liveliness. Many of the pieces are humorous, but more than that, they are heartwarming and true. In them you will see reflections of your own loves, life, guilt, laughter, nostalgia, memories and beliefs. All of the animals, people and incidents are real (though Noreen admits that she is prone to the occasional slight exaggeration) and names have been changed for "her own protection". The titles of the short tales say it all: Saving the Preemie Calf, My Career As an Egg Grader, Lament for a Lousy Garden, Kitchen Archaeology, Embarrassing the Kids, The Lawn Ornament Vendetta and One More Way to Ruin a Party. Noreen Olson has been writing these true tales in her biweekly column for more than twenty-three years, and collected them in six books. These stories are the best of the best, together with newly written introductions to thematic groupings, and an introduction by Will Ferguson.
Description : This book explores Williams' late plays in terms of a 'theatre of excess', which seeks liberation through exaggeration, chaos, ambiguity, and laughter.
Description : Author Annette J. Saddik researches Tennessee Williams' much-neglected later work (from 1961 to 1983), and argues that it deserves a central place in American experimental drama. Offering a new reading of Williams' career, she challenges the conventional wisdom that his later work represents a failure of his creative powers.
Description : As mirrors of his emotional and imaginative life, the plays of Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by the pervasive theme of loneliness that is humanity's inescapable destiny. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,one of his masterpieces, seethes with the family tensions, suppressed sexuality and the less-than-secret whisper of scandal that lie beneath the civilized veneer of the American South. The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreis a passionate examination of a woman's life as she recounts her memoirs in the face of death. In The Night of the Iguanaa group of diverse people are thrown together in an isolated Mexican hotel, all imprisoned in their own way.