Baby Doll and Other Plays: WITH "Something Unspoken" AND "Suddenly Last Summer"

Baby Doll and Other Plays: WITH "Something Unspoken" AND "Suddenly Last Summer"

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Tennessee Williams' famous and controversial Hollywood screenplay "Baby Doll" opens with Archie Lee's teenage bride driving him to distraction, as she has refused to consummate their marriage until the day of her twentieth birthday. Enter wily Sicilian Silva Vaccaro, Archie's rival both in the cotton business and for the fluffy affections of flirtatious Baby Doll, and the steamy tension rapidly reaches breaking-point. 'Make no mistake about it,' wrote John Osborne, 'this Baby Doll kid is a killer'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 12mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141185716
  • 9780141185712
  • 1,139,448

About Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. Among his many other plays Penguin have published The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Summer and Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Camino Real (1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), Period of Adjustment (1960), The Night of the Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963; revised 1964) and Small Craft Warnings (1972). Tennessee Williams died in 1983.
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