Synopsis

The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays - Camino Real & Orpheus Descending

The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays - Camino Real & Orpheus Descending $18.99

Tennessee Williams

Published by Penguin

The Rose Tattoo, set in a Sicilian peasant community, opens with news of a violent death. 'In the blind and frenzied efforts of the widow, Serafina, to comprehend the mysteries of her dead husband,' Tennessee Williams wrote, 'we sense and learn more about him than would have been possible through direct observation of the living man, the Dionysian himself'

The New York Times described Camino Real as 'a symbolic portrait of the American poet . . . of genius lavishly misspent, a defiant play about defeat . . . a lovely play, a play of genuinely poetic vision . . . oddly prophetic about its author'. In the corrupt hell of a Southern township, the backcloth for Orpheus Descending, a wandering guitar player meets his Eurydice

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