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Mister Paradise And Other One-Act Plays

Written by Tennessee Williams, David Roessel

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Mister Paradise And Other One-Act Plays Synopsis

The greatest playwright of the American South, Tennessee Williams used his talent throughout his life to create brief plays exploring many of the themes that dominated his best-known works. Here, thirteen never-before-published one-act dramas reveal some of his most poignant and hilarious characters. From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens to the disheartened poet Mister Paradise, and the extravagant mistress in The Pink Bedroom, these are tales of isolated figures struggling against a cruel world, who refuse to lose sight of their dreams.

Mister Paradise And Other One-Act Plays Press Reviews

Recommended reading. Summer at the Lake shows the young author contemplating his restlessness and toxic love of his overbearing and manipulative mother. --John Lahr Kudos to Nicholas Rand Moschovakis and David E. Roessel for locating and so ably editing these firecrackers. --Philip C. Kolin The plays have an immediacy and spontaneity that make them akin to snapshots. --Olivia Jane Smith

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141188423
Publication date: 30th March 2006
Author: Tennessee Williams, David Roessel
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

About Tennessee Williams, David Roessel

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was one of the most prominent playwrights in United States after World War II. Williams's major play, A Streetcal Named Desire (1947), won a Pulitzer Prize, and established him as an major American dramatist. Williams received a Pulitzer Prize also for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1955), about the moral decay of a Southern family.

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