Theater: The Violated Heart

The Night of the Iguana, by Tennessee Williams. The veranda of the Costa Verde Hotel is bare, but it steams with heat. It is like a raft in the green sea of the Mexican jungle, a vision of the end of the world for people at the end of their rope. Gradually, a quartet of life's castaways assembles. Maxine Faulk (Bette Davis) is the recently widowed proprietor of the hotel, a spitfire sensualist who regards her unbuttoned-to-the-waist body as her soul. T. Lawrence Shannon (Patrick O'Neal) is an alcoholic, defrocked minister who herds...

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