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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams & Arthur Miller

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In." It is a very...

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams & Robert Bray

No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant,...

Vieux Carre

by Tennessee Williams & Robert Bray

Born out of the journals the playwright kept at the time, Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carré is not emotion recollected in tranquility, but emotion re-created with all the pain, compassion, and wry humor of the...

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

by Tennessee Williams

The thirteen one-act plays collected in this volume include some of Tennessee Williams's finest and most powerful work. They are full of the perception of life as it is, and the passion for life as it ought...

The Rose Tattoo

by Tennessee Williams, John Patrick Shanley & Jack Barbera

Published as a trade paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the acclaimed playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) and the one-act on which The Rose Tattoo was based. The Rose Tattoo is larger...

The Night of the Iguana

by Tennessee Williams & Doug Wright

Now published for the first time as a trade paperback with a new introduction and the short story on which it was based. Williams wrote: “This is a play about love in its purest terms.” It is also Williams’s...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams & Edward Albee

The definitive text of this American classic—reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person." Cat on a Hot Tin...

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (New Directions Bibelot)

by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams's first novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is vintage Tennessee Williams. Published in 1950, his first novel was acclaimed by Gore Vidal as "splendidly written, precise, short, complete,...

The Traveling Companion & Other Plays

by Tennessee Williams & Annette J. Saddik

Twelve previously uncollected experimental shorter plays: The Chalky White SubstanceThe Day on Which a Man Dies (An Occidental Noh Play)A Cavalier for MiladyThe Pronoun "I"The Remarkable...

Spring Storm

by Tennessee Williams & Dan Isaac

"A crucible of so many elements that would later shape and characterize Williams's work."—World Literature Today When Tennessee Williams read Spring Storm aloud to his playwriting class at the University of...

A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy

by Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith & Gregory Mosher

The spellbinding last full-length play produced during the author's lifetime is now published for the first time. Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, return home one midnight...

Candles to the Sun

by Tennessee Williams, Dan Isaac & William Jay Smith

This early play about coal miners struggling to improve their lives helped establish a young Tennessee Williams as a powerful new voice in American theater. The first full-length play by novice playwright Thomas...

The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays

by Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith & Terrence Mcnally

A wonderful collection of never-before-collected one-acts: “The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers in a rope” (Tennessee Williams). Here are portraits of...

Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer

by Tennessee Williams & Martin Sherman

Two of Tennessee Williams's most revered dramas in a single paperback edition for the first time.

Orpheus Descending is a love story, a plea for spiritual and artistic freedom, as well as a portrait of racism...

Stairs to the Roof

by Tennessee Williams & Allean Hale

A play produced only twice in the 1940s and now published for the first time reveals that Tennessee Williams anticipated the themes of Star Trek by decades. Sixty years ago a young Tennessee Williams wrote a...

Fugitive Kind

by Tennessee Williams & Allean Hale

Social outcasts, misfit survivors, dangerous passions—Tennessee Williams fleshed out the characters and themes that would dominate his later work in Fugitive Kind, one of his earliest plays.   Fugitive Kind...

Not About Nightingales

by Tennessee Williams

This early full-length play put a young Tennessee Williams' passion for social justice in the spotlight. "Haunting, searing, unforgettable" —London Herald In early 1998, sixty years after it was written,...

Baby Doll & Tiger Tail: A screenplay and play by Tennessee Williams

by Tennessee Williams

A taut, vivid drama of a voluptuous child-bridge who refuses to consummate her marriage to an older, down-on-his-luck cotton-gin owner. In 1956, Time magazine called Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll "just...

The Two-Character Play

by Tennessee Williams

A classic play by Tennessee Williams in a definitive, author-approved edition. Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour—brother and sister—find themselves deserted by...

Sweet Bird of Youth

by Tennessee Williams & Landford Wilson

Now with an insightful new introduction, the author's original Foreword, and the one-act play, The Enemy: Time, on which Sweet Bird of Youth was based. Tennessee Williams knew how to tell a good tale, and this...