Play directory : The Rose Tattoo

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  • Author
    Tennessee Williams
  • Written
    1951
  • Setting
    Gulf Coast Village between New Orleans and Mobile
  • Overview
    The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play from 1951. 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.

    Set amongst a vibrant immigrant community of New Orleans, Tennessee Williams' life-affirming tale is charged with desire, infatuation and blazing southern sun. All through the night Serafina craves her husband's return; at dawn, she learns he's been shot dead. For the next three years, she channels her fiercely passionate love into mourning, living on past glories while straitjacketing her vivacious daughter, Rosa. But an ugly rumour gathers force to contaminate her memories, just as Rosa turns rebel and an eye-catching truck driver comes knocking at the door.