Synopses & Reviews
It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared -- is one of those plays. The story of the fading and desperate Blanche DuBois and how her sensuous and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, pushes her over the edge is now classic. Who better than Arthur Miller, America's elder statesman of the theater (, , , , ), to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture when Williams's singular style of poetic dialogue, violence, compassion, and dramatic sexuality was first encountered in the form of ? Miller's rich perspective and lucid insights make this a unique and essential new edition of . Also included are Williams's essay "The World I Live In" and a chronology of the author's life and works.
The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play -- reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller and Williams' essay "The World I Live In."
About the Author
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.