The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays : "Camino Real","Orpheus Descending", Paperback

The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays : "Camino Real","Orpheus Descending" Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



In these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs. "The Rose Tattoo" is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery prima donna, in a life-affirming celebration of love and sex.

Tennessee Williams explores a new 'wild and unrestricted' theatrical form in the colourful tropical fantasy "Camino Real", while "Orpheus Descending", however, takes us into the dark territory of the Deep South: the corrupt hell of a small, brutal township, where a forbidden and tragic love affair sparks horrific violence.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780141186504



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