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Theatre of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Orpheus Descending; Suddenly Last Summer

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ISBN-10: 0811211967

ISBN-13: 9780811211963

Edition: 1991 (Reprint)

Authors: Tennessee Williams

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/17/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

After O'Neill, Williams is perhaps the best dramatist the United States has yet produced. Born in his grandfather's rectory in Columbus, Mississippi, Williams and his family later moved to St. Louis. There Williams endured many bad years caused by the abuse of his father and his own anguish over his introverted sister, who was later permanently institutionalized. Williams attended the University of Missouri, and, after time out to clerk for a shoe company and for his own mental breakdown, also attended Washington University of St. Louis and the University of Iowa, from which he graduated in 1938. Williams began to write plays in 1935. During 1943 he spent six months as a contract…