The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee WilliamsThe Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams

The Rose Tattoo

byTennessee WilliamsForeword byJohn P Shanley

Paperback | March 30, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$16.95

Earn 85 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The Rose Tattoo is larger than life—a fable, a Greek tragedy, a comedy, a melodrama—it is a love letter from Tennessee Williams to anyone who has ever been in love or ever will be. Professional widow and dressmaker Serafina delle Rosa has withdrawn from the world, locking away her heart and her sixteen-year-old daughter Rosa. Then one day a man with the sexy body of her late Sicilian husband and the face of a village idiot, Mangiacavallo (Italian for “eat a horse”), stumbles into her life and clumsily unlocks Serafina’s fiery anger, sense of betrayal, pride, wit, passion, and eventually her capacious love.

The original production of The Rose Tattoo won Tony Awards for best play and for the stars, Eli Wallach and Maureen Stapleton. Anna Magnani received the Academy Award as Best Actress for the 1955 film version.

This edition of The Rose Tattoo has an Introduction by playwright John Patrick Shanley, the author’s original foreword, the one-act The Dog Enchanted by the Divine View that was the germ for the play, and an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar Jack Barbera.
John Patrick Shanley is the author of Doubt: A Parable, which won the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for best play of 2005, and several screenplays, including Moonstruck, winner of the Academy Award for best original screenplay.
Loading
Title:The Rose TattooFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811218821

ISBN - 13:9780811218825

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Rose Tattoo is life-loving and affirmative. — TimeThe Rose Tattoo is a buoyantly comic celebration of life and its inexhaustible capacity for breaking free from the past…it would be a hard heart that failed to surrender to its generous adult fairy tale vision. — The Independent [London]The Rose Tattoo is singular in the Williams canon…as poetic and wistful a work as Williams ever composed. — The New York Times