"The Theatre of Tennessee Williams" brings together in a matching
format the plays of a genius of the American theatre. Arranged in
chronological order, this ongoing series includes the original cast
listings and production notes.
Leading off Volume 5 is "The Milk Train Doesn''t Stop Here
Anymore" (1964), a play that explores the tenacity of the human
body and spirit when confronted with death. The more light-hearted
"Kingdom of Earth(The Seven Descents of Myrtle)" was first produced
on Broadway in 1968; the text offered here incorporates changes the
author made for its 1975 revival. "Small Craft Warnings" (1972),
one of Williams''s more searching works, is based on one of his
shorter dramas, "Confessional, " published in "Dragon Country"
(1969). The volume concludes with "The Two-Character Play" (1975),
the author''s reworking of his earlier "Out Cry" (1973).