"Sweet Bird of Youth"

Author(s): Tennessee Williams

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Williams' play about drifter Chance Wayne who returns to his hometown with a faded movie star hoping to find the girl of his youth is a classic study of the dream of recapturing youth and finding fame. This edition features an extensive critical commentary and questions aimed at students of the play.


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This is the only edition of the play aimed at students of A level and degree level English and Drama The play is a magnificent, atmospheric study of the effects of lost youth and innocence by one of America's most acclaimed playwrights of the last century Tennessee Williams is one of the finest dramatists of the 20th century whose work is studied and frequently revived professionally Edited by Katherine Weiss of East Tennessee State University, an expert on twentieth century American literature and drama

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. In addition, The Glass Menagerie (1945) and The Night of the Iguana (1961) received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. Katherine Weiss is Assistant Professor of Modern Drama at East Tennessee State University, USA.

General Fields

  • : 9781408114384
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : Methuen Drama
  • : August 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tennessee Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : 812.54
  • : 176