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Sweet Bird of Youth

by Tennessee Williams Author · Landford Wilson Author of introduction, etc.

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Now with an insightful new introduction, the author's original Foreword, and the one-act play, The Enemy: Time, on which Sweet Bird of Youth was based.

Tennessee Williams knew how to tell a good tale, and this steamy, wrenching play about a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, and about the lost innocence and corruption of Chance Wayne, reveals the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. Distinguished American playwright Lanford Wilson has written an insightful Introduction for this edition. Also included are Williams' original Foreword to the play; the one-act play The Enemy: Time—the germ for the full-length version, published here for the first time; an essay by Tennessee Williams scholar, Colby H. Kullman; and a chronology of the author's life.

Publication Details

Publisher:
New Directions
Publication Date:
2008

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Tennessee Williams (Author)

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus De...

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Landford Wilson (Author of introduction, etc.)

Lanford Wilson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, author of the Book of Days, The Gingham dog, and more.

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