The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo

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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 Professional widow and dressmaker Serafina delle Rosa has withdrawn from the world, locking away her heart and her sixteen-year-old daughter Rosa.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.

Title: The Rose Tattoo

Author: Williams, Tennessee; Shanley, John Patrick [Introduction]; Barbera, Jack [Contributor];

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New Directions: 2010-04-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0811218821

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780811218825

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780811218825

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