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27 wagons full of cotton and other one-act plays

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Norfolk, Conn. : New Directions, ©1953.
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27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON. Swift and passionate scene. (2 men, 1 woman.) THE PURIFICATION. Poetic drama in New Mexico. (9 men, 6 women.) THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION. Powerful sketch about derelicts. (1 man, 2 women.) THE LAST OF MY SOLID GOLD WATCHES. A character sketch about a salesman. (3 men.) PORTRAIT OF A MADONNA. A sketch of a demented spinster. (4 men, 2 women.) AUTO-DA-F{226}E. Tragic Study of fanaticism. (1  Read more...
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Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
27 wagons full of cotton and other one-act plays.
Norfolk, Conn. : New Directions, ©1953
(OCoLC)563742588
Online version:
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
27 wagons full of cotton and other one-act plays.
Norfolk, Conn. : New Directions, ©1953
(OCoLC)606906368
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tennessee Williams
ISBN: 0811202259 9780811202251
OCLC Number: 291374
Notes: "Third edition, augmented by two new plays"--Front flap of dust jacket.
The list of the author's works on p. [ii] is known to exist in at least two states. In one state, the first work listed is American blues and other short plays; the other begins with Cat on a hot tin roof.
HRC has copies of both states.
The dust jacket for this edition is known to exist in at least three states. In one state, the author's works listed on the back flap begins with The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; in another state, the list begins with Camino Real; in a third, Baby doll.
HRC has copies of dust jacket in all three states.
Description: xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 27 wagons full of cotton --
The purification --
The lady of Larkspur Lotion --
The last of my solid gold watches --
Portrait of a Madonna --
Auto-da-fé --
Lord Byron's love letter --
The strangest kind of romance --
The long goodbye --
Hello from Bertha --
This property is condemned --
Talk to me like the rain --
Something unspoken.
Other Titles: Twenty-seven wagons full of cotton and other one-act plays
Responsibility: by Tennessee Williams.

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27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON. Swift and passionate scene. (2 men, 1 woman.) THE PURIFICATION. Poetic drama in New Mexico. (9 men, 6 women.) THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION. Powerful sketch about derelicts. (1 man, 2 women.) THE LAST OF MY SOLID GOLD WATCHES. A character sketch about a salesman. (3 men.) PORTRAIT OF A MADONNA. A sketch of a demented spinster. (4 men, 2 women.) AUTO-DA-F{226}E. Tragic Study of fanaticism. (1 man, 3 women.) LORD BYRON'S LOVE LETTER. A romantic story involving the poet. (1 man, 3 women.) THE STRANGEST KIND OF ROMANCE. Sketch of a lonely worker's devotion to his cat. (3 men, 1 woman.) THE LONG GOODBYE. A short study of family life. (2 men, 2 women.) HELLO FROM BERTHA. A tour-de-force sketch set in St. Louis. (4 women.) THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED. A dramatic dialogue. (1 boy, 1 girl.) TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN{21203d} "Morning-After" scene of moving drama wherein a wife decides to leave her husband under tragic circumstances. (1 man, 1 woman.) SOMETHING UNSPOKEN. Character sketch in which two characters are developed with remarkable insight. A play with an underlying current of irony and horror. (2 women.).

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