The Rose Tattoo. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams
. Incidental music by David Diamond. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
. Costume Design by Rose Bogdanoff. Lighting Design by Charles Elson. Directed by Daniel Mann
. Martin Beck Theatre: 3 Feb 1951- 27 Oct 1951 (306 performances). Cast: Maureen Stapleton
(as "Serafina Delle Rose"...
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There are many roads to good acting. I've been asked repeatedly what the "key" to acting is, and as far as I'm concerned, the main thing is to keep the audience awake.
She originated the role of Serafina in Tennessee Williams
' "The Rose Tattoo" on Broadway in 1951 and Lady Torrance in Williams' "Orpheus Descending" in 1957. Both roles were played by Anna Magnani
in the movie versions. Stapleton appeared in the film version of "Orpheus Descending", retitled The Fugitive Kind
(1960), but in a supporting role.