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Baby Doll Baby Doll Tells The Story Of The Childlike Bride Of A Mississippi Cotton Gin Owner, Who Becomes The Pawn In A Battle Between Her Husband And His Enemy Archie Lee Meighan, Middle Aged Cotton Gin Owner, Can Hardly Wait For The Th Birthday Of His Childish Bride Baby Doll, When He Ll Be Allowed To Consummate The Marriage He Thinks But Rival Owner Silva Vaccaro Suspects Archie Of Burning His Gin Down, And Takes An Erotic Form Of Sicilian Vengeance


10 thoughts on “Baby Doll

  1. says:

    When I first read the tattered, yellow 1956 paperback copy of Tennessee Williams Baby Doll that I own many years ago I had thought that it was written as a stage play, as were many of Williams works, and later adapted to film I didn t realize until this re read that this was written as a screenplay As I did with A Streetcar Named Desire and as I will be doing next with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I first re read the play and then watched the classic film adaptation When I read Baby Doll I was di When I first read the tattered, yellow 1956 paperback copy of Tennessee Williams Baby Doll that I own many years ago I had thought that it was written as a stage play, as were many of Williams works, and later adapted to film I didn t realize until this re read that this was written as a screenplay As I did with A Streetcar Named Desire and as I will be doing next with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I first re read the play and then watched the classic film adaptation When I read Baby Doll I was disappointed by the ending, which seemed to have been influenced by the mistaken identity ending of Jean Renoir s classic film, The Rules of the Game. The ending that Williams wrote was changed for the big screen, however I think for the better Less dramatic a bitsubdued , it seems to fit inneatly in with the other plays in the Tennessee Williams portfolio When the film Baby Doll was released in 1956, it was immediately met with fierce criticism by religious groups and conservatives, who disapproved of the overt treatment of sexuality in the play What does one expect from Tennessee Williams, though, whose works have been described as sex haunted and probablyso with a woman s infidelity and unwillingness to conform to the dominant gender role expectations of 1956 Archie Lee, Baby Doll s husband, is a pathetic character who peeps at his much younger 19 year old wife as she sleeps in a crib and whose marriage has been a long period of waiting for the moment of consummation, as Baby Doll has refused him until her now very imminent 20th birthday Archie Lee is a relic of a world that is deteriorating He s a racist who finds that integration is pushing its way forward The ceiling of his old house is crumbling And his wife is seduced by the Sicilian cotton gin operator who has stepped in and threatened Archie Lee s business enterprise Something about Archie Lee reminds me of Jason Compson from The Sound and the Fury. He s probably a lousy fill in the blank to begin with but he hastens his downfall when he finds that the rotten old world that he has always known is collapsing around him.This play is not the best by Williams And the Elia Kazan film is watchable, but nothing spectacular It is interesting to read watch today as a testament to how far we have come in the fight against censorship in art, if for no other reason But even in terms of themes and controversy I think Ibsen stirred the pot muchforcefully than Williams ever did, and a century earlier nonetheless


  2. says:

    Fantastically dirty One of my favorite movies, and the play makes great reading on its own It s less brutal than the play that the story originated in, but there s so much good dialog and story in it that I d probably read thisoften than I d watch the film, just so I can enjoy the language of it Highly recommended


  3. says:

    What I liked mostly about this play was the teasing between Baby Doll and Silva Vaccarro Their playfulness was wonderful and it even amused me sometimes.Archie was a brute but I understand why Baby Doll had to marry him.I giggled at the end of the play The scene of the tree fit perfectly with the young and almost childish connection between Baby and Silva I wished I played with them, too.


  4. says:

    This is such a sexy story I love the flirting, teasing, mind games that Vacarro plays with Baby Doll It s an enjoyable story, but the relationship between these two characters is what makes it really memorable for me.


  5. says:

    Good old southern household drama salted with sicilian persuasion, Mrs Meagan aka Baby Doll doesn t exactly have a strong character but Silva sthan makes up for the entire cast Aunt Rose Comfort looks like they had an extra seat.


  6. says:

    It s the film script which is based on two previous Tennessee Williams one act plays Not his best work, that s for dang sure Some interesting ideas, but nothing spectacular 3 5


  7. says:

    Count on Tennessee Williams for writing a smouldering tale of innocence, sex and revenge Never disappoints


  8. says:

    Boldly provocative and oddly perverted in equal measures, this is a frolic of a play and a fine introduction into the charm and character of Tennesse Williams work.


  9. says:

    My favourite of all Tennessee Williams plays


  10. says:

    Beautiful, vivid and visual text A joy to read.