skip to content
Camino Real. [A play]. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Camino Real. [A play].

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: [Norfolk, Conn.] New Directions [1953]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In this phantasmagorical play, the Camino Real (pronunciation: Cá-mino Réal) is a long highway, a dead end, a police state in a vaguely Latin American country, a nightmare, and an inescapable condition. Characters from history and literature -- Don Quixote, Casanova, Camille, Lord Byron -- inhabit a place where corruption, starvation, indifference and greed have immobilized anyone who tries to escape. Then, into  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Camino Real.
[Norfolk, Conn.] New Directions [1953]
(OCoLC)551394970
Online version:
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Camino Real.
[Norfolk, Conn.] New Directions [1953]
(OCoLC)562536026
Online version:
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Camino Real.
[Norfolk, Conn.] New Directions [1953]
(OCoLC)631437703
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tennessee Williams
OCLC Number: 181859
Notes: "Revised and published version."
Description: xvi, 161 pages

Abstract:

In this phantasmagorical play, the Camino Real (pronunciation: Cá-mino Réal) is a long highway, a dead end, a police state in a vaguely Latin American country, a nightmare, and an inescapable condition. Characters from history and literature -- Don Quixote, Casanova, Camille, Lord Byron -- inhabit a place where corruption, starvation, indifference and greed have immobilized anyone who tries to escape. Then, into this netherworld, the archetypal Kilroy arrives -- a sailor and all-American guy with "a heart as big as the head of baby." Like others before him in the Camino Real, Kilroy is robbed, conned, turned into a patsy, and he very nearly breaks ... but not quite. When this experimental epic opened on Broadway in 1953, it confounded the critics, but not the audiences. The play's iconic/ironic humor, playful conceits, and towering concerns about society's demand for conformity, the courage of the artist, and the power of compassion have made it a classic.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181859> # Camino Real. [A play].
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "181859" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Place/norfolk_conn> ; # Norfolk, Conn.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Event/43_31_b_c> ; # 43 - 31 B.C.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204885> ; # Rome (Empire)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/812.54/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1352313> ; # Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Place/rome> ; # Rome
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/51697407> ; # Tennessee Williams
    schema:datePublished "1953" ;
    schema:description "In this phantasmagorical play, the Camino Real (pronunciation: Cá-mino Réal) is a long highway, a dead end, a police state in a vaguely Latin American country, a nightmare, and an inescapable condition. Characters from history and literature -- Don Quixote, Casanova, Camille, Lord Byron -- inhabit a place where corruption, starvation, indifference and greed have immobilized anyone who tries to escape. Then, into this netherworld, the archetypal Kilroy arrives -- a sailor and all-American guy with "a heart as big as the head of baby." Like others before him in the Camino Real, Kilroy is robbed, conned, turned into a patsy, and he very nearly breaks ... but not quite. When this experimental epic opened on Broadway in 1953, it confounded the critics, but not the audiences. The play's iconic/ironic humor, playful conceits, and towering concerns about society's demand for conformity, the courage of the artist, and the power of compassion have made it a classic."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/470481> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/551394970> ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/562536026> ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/631437703> ;
    schema:name "Camino Real. [A play]."@en ;
    schema:productID "181859" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/181859#PublicationEvent/norfolk_conn_new_directions1953> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Agent/new_directions> ; # New Directions
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/181859> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Agent/new_directions> # New Directions
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "New Directions" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Event/43_31_b_c> # 43 - 31 B.C.
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "43 - 31 B.C." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/470481#Place/norfolk_conn> # Norfolk, Conn.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Norfolk, Conn." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204885> # Rome (Empire)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Rome (Empire)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1352313> # Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51697407> # Tennessee Williams
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1911" ;
    schema:deathDate "1983" ;
    schema:familyName "Williams" ;
    schema:givenName "Tennessee" ;
    schema:name "Tennessee Williams" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/551394970>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Camino Real." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181859> ; # Camino Real. [A play].
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/562536026>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Camino Real." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181859> ; # Camino Real. [A play].
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/631437703>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Camino Real." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181859> ; # Camino Real. [A play].
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.