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Title: "SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH"
By: Tennessee Williams, Katherine Weiss (Editor)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1408114380
ISBN 13: 9781408114384
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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
Pub. date: 10 August, 2010
Series: Student Editions
Pages: 176
Description: Williams' play about drifter Chance Wayne who returns to his hometown with a faded movie star hoping to find the girl of his youth is a classic study of the dream of recapturing youth and finding fame. This edition features an extensive critical commentary and questions aimed at students of the play.
Synopsis: Sweet Bird of Youth is Tennessee William's atmospheric play of 1959 about Chance Wayne, the one-time heart-throb of his hometown who returns hoping to break into the movies and find the girl he loved in his youth. Accompanied by faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, grieving in a haze of drugs and alcohol for her lost youth, he discovers that time is shortly to catch-up with him and wreak a terrible retribution for his past actions. In its exploration of corruption, ageing and the effects of time, the play offers a magnificent study of the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. This Student Edition provides an extensive introduction and notes by Katherine Weiss. The introduction includes a chronology of Williams' life and times, a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, and a production history of the play. Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the essential edition of the play for students of literature and drama.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Returns: Returnable
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