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Williams, Tennessee
A Streetcar Named Desire Original Script.
Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, Inc, New York, 1948. Rare original script from the first Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece. Quarto, original wrappers. In near fine condition. A Streetcar Named Desire received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. The London production opened in 1949 with Bonar Colleano, Vivien Leigh, and Renee Asherson and was directed by Laurence Olivier. "No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented on the stage, a high-pitched, jagged, alarming--and comical!--drama structure" (Sam Staggs). It is often regarded among the finest of American plays of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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