The night of the iguana

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New Directions, 1962 - Man-woman relationships - 128 pages
42 Reviews
A rather rustic and very bohemian hotel in Mexico is the scene where, in 1940, several bizzare groups meet: Shannon, a defrocked Episcopal priest; Hannah, virginal and artistic; Maxine, the unbuttoned and recently widowed proprietress of the hotel; and more.

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Review: The Night of the Iguana (Acting Edition)

User Review  - Eiler Schiotz - Goodreads

This play was short and strange. The bohemian characters and setting seemed cliche to me, but that may be because this could have been the original work that made such characters cliche. I also do not see how the Nazis were at all important to the plot. Read full review

Review: The Night of the Iguana (Acting Edition)

User Review  - Laura Little - Goodreads

Perhaps this play (screenplay?) translates better on stage, or in the John Huston film. The only redemptive part, for me, were the frank exchanges between chaste Hannah and cracked-up has-been priest ... Read full review


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