The Theatre of Tennessee Williams Volume 4
Published by New Directions
The Theatre of Tennessee Williams brings together in matching format the plays of one of America's most persistently influential and innovative dramatists
Arranged in chronological order, this ongoing series includes the original cast listings and production notes for all full-length plays
Volume 4 contains a wonderfully diverse collection of Williams' works
Sweet Bird of Youth is a dramatic study of a fading Hollywood actress, who tries to recapture her youth through a young drifter half her age
In a lighter mood, Period of Adjustment tells of the marital troubles of two 'Middle American' couples, a departure for the playwright who himself labelled it 'a serious comedy'
The Night of the Iguana, in sharp contrast, tells of human frailty and redemptive strength on the West Coast of Mexico