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Traveling Companion and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0811217086

ISBN-13: 9780811217088

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tennessee Williams, Annette J. Saddik, Annette J. Saddik

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12 previously uncollected experimental shorter plays:The Chalky White Substance • The Day on Which a Man Dies (An Occidental Noh Play) • A Cavalier for Milady • The Pronoun "I" • The Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. LeMonde • Kirche, Kche, Kinder (An Outrage for the Stage) • Green Eyes • The Parade • The One Exception • Sunburst • Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? • The Traveling Companion Even with his great commercial success, Tennessee Williams always considered himself an experimental playwright. In the last 25 years of his life his explorations increasedespecially in shorter forms and one-act playsas Williams created performance pieces with elements of theater of the absurd,…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
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…    

The Chalky White Substance
The Day on Which a Man Dies
A Cavalier for Milady
The Pronoun 'I'
The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde
Kirche, Kuche, Kinder
Green Eyes
The Parade
The One Exception
Sunburst
Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?
The Traveling Companion
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