Not About Nightingales

Not About Nightingales

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

Not About Nightingales

Not About Nightingales

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

Overview

An early work by the revered playwright that caused a sensation in Houston, New York, and London. This is a raw, sprawling dramatization of real events at a Philadelphia prison in 1937. Convicts who led a hunger strike to protest conditions were locked in a scalding cell where four of them died. The sympathetic treatment of blacks and homosexuals was revolutionary for the time of the premiere and may explain why the play remained unproduced for sixty years.

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Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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