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Title:
The eccentricities of a nightingale
Author:
Law, Lindsay.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2002?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner portrays the sensitive spinster Alma Winemiller in this 1948 drama by Tennessee Williams, a radically revised version of his earlier play Summer and Smoke, set in Mississippi at the turn of the century. Frustrated with longing for the socially prominent young doctor next door, the eccentric, highly emotional minister's daughter decides to settle for one night with him in a rented hotel room."--Container.
General Note:
"Broadway Theatre Archive."

Originally produced in 1976 as a segment of the television series Theater in America.

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Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Theater in America (Television program)
ISBN:
9780769796055
UPC:
032031260597
Format :
DVD

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Blythe Danner and Frank Langella star in this made-for-television adaptation of Tennessee Williams' drama. Alma Winemiller (Danner) is a woman of the South -- educated, soft-spoken, somewhat shy, and possessing a thoroughly original turn of mind. For quite some time, Alma has been infatuated with the handsome doctor who lives next door (Langella), but she's been unable to catch his eye. When he invites Alma to spend the night with him at a hotel, she has no illusions about what he wants from the relationship, but her loneliness and her desire has grown strong enough that she can't bear to turn him down. The Eccentricities of a Nightingale was first shown on PBS in 1975. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi