The Rose Tattoo

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The Rose Tattoo is a play by Tennessee Williams.

The original text

It opened on Broadway in February 1951, and the film adaptation was released in 1955. It tells the story of an Italian-American widow in Louisiana who has allowed herself to withdraw from the world after her husband's death, and expects her daughter to do the same.

Published in London by Secker & Warburg, 1954.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1970s: There was a production of this play in the 1970s starring Madeleine Bertine Rose, Elizabeth Renfield and Richard Knibbs.

A National School of the Arts production of the play directed by David Stevenson was staged at the Wits Theatre, date unknown.


Wikipedia [1].

Theatre programme for the National School of the Arts production (no date) held by NELM: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 242. 1. 117.

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