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Tennessee Williams Plays List

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List of Tennessee Williams plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Tennessee Williams, playwright. This Tennessee Williams plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Tennessee Williams characters. This list of plays by Tennessee Williams is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. A list made up of items like Sweet Bird of Youth and The Rose Tattoo. What plays did Tennessee Williams write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Tennessee Williams and can help you decide, "What are the best Tennessee Williams plays?" {#nodes}
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  • A House Not Meant to Stand

    A House Not Meant to Stand is the last play written by Tennessee Williams. It was produced during the 1981–82 season at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago by Gregory Mosher and published for the first time in 2008 by New Directions. with a foreword by Gregory Mosher and an Introduction by Thomas Keith.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Tennessee Williams
  • A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. The London production opened in 1949 with Bonar Colleano, Vivien Leigh, and Renee Asherson and was directed by Laurence Olivier. The drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on the short list of being among the finest American plays in the 20th century, alongside Long Day's Journey into Night and Death... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Tennessee Williams
    • Characters: Blanche DuBois, Stanley Kowalski, Stella Kowalski, Harold Mitchell
  • Camino Real

    Camino Real is a 1953 play by Tennessee Williams. In the introduction to the Penguin edition of the play, Williams directs the reader to use the Anglicized pronunciation "Cá-mino Réal." The play takes its title from its setting, alluded to El Camino Real, a dead-end place in a Spanish-speaking town surrounded by desert with sporadic transportation to the outside world. It is described by Williams as "nothing more nor less than my conception of the time and the world I live in." Kilroy, a young American visitor, fulfills some of the functions of the play's narrator, as does Gutman, manager of the hotel Siete Mares, whose terrace occupies part of the stage. Williams also employs a large cast... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Tennessee Williams
    • Characters: Esméralda, Giacomo Casanova, Sancho Panza, Don Quixote, Marguerite Gautier
  • The Glass Menagerie
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    The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams which premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller. The play premiered in Chicago in 1944. After a shaky start it was championed by Chicago critics Ashton Stevens and Claudia Cassidy, whose enthusiasm helped build audiences so the producers could move the play to Broadway where it won the New York Drama... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Tennessee Williams , Jennifer Reed , Dave Mortensen
    • Characters: Amanda Wingfield, Tom Wingfield, Laura Wingfield, Jim O'Connor