- Paperback: 161 pages
- Publisher: New Directions Publishing (1 Feb 1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811202186
- ISBN-13: 978-0811202183
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,967,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the play Williams deals with end-of-life issues in a very stark way; he also explores how a person's own fears can keep him or her from moving beyond the comfort of the familiar into unknown territory. I have to confess: I read the play after seeing it and being bowled over by the production (at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington), and the question may be whether those who haven't seen it will find it equally powerful just to read it. This is a case where I think they may; the plays' symbols and images come alive in the imagination. Even if you don't like it, you'll find it thoughtful and challenging.