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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Tennessee Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Tennessee Williams

Methuen Drama, 1984

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Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (13), Female (6), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... world. Through the vividly characterised figures of Southern belle Blanche Dubois, seeking refuge from physical ugliness in decayed gentility, and her brutal brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, Tennessee Williams dramatises his sense of the South's past as still active and often destructive in modern America....

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Written by

Tennessee Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Tennessee Williams

Methuen Drama, 2010

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (12), Female (5), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... of a happy family gathering is fractured by sexual frustration, repressed love, and greed in the light of their father's impending death. Since it was made into a Hollywood film starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is arguably Tennessee Williams' most celebrated play....

The Glass Menagerie

Written by

Tennessee Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Tennessee Williams

Methuen Drama, 2000

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Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' first great popular success and an autobiographical play about his mother and sister, launched the brilliant and controversial career of this ground-breaking American playwright. Set in St Louis...

Sweet Bird of Youth

Written by

Tennessee Williams

~playauthor~Written by~ Tennessee Williams

Methuen Drama, 1984

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (20), Female (7), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Sweet Bird of Youth is Tennessee William's atmospheric play of 1959 about Chance Wayne, the one-time heart-throb of his hometown who returns hoping to break into the movies and find the girl he loved in his youth. Accompanied by faded...
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... With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece. For teacher resources, visit...
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... to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. The fastest-selling production in Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is brought to life on the modern stage with an outstanding cast and creative team....