The Theatre of Tennessee Williams - Volume 6
Published by New Directions
The Theatre of Tennessee Williams brings together in matching format the plays of one of America's most influential and innovative dramatists
Volume 6 contains 16 one-act plays in Williams' early, more realistic style - 11 from the original 1945 edition of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, 2 more added to the 1953 edition of the same title, and 3 added to this volume
The short plays were not only the necessary seedbed for many of Williams' longer works, but also crucial experiments in both theme and style
Williams envisioned these short plays for small theatre productions, which he hoped would be "an irritant in the shell of their community"