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Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (Broadway Theatre Archive)
Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, Hurd Hatfield, Kazimir Kokich
Director: Jack Landau
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2002     1hr 10min

Martin Sheen stars as the eternal American G.I. Kilroy, a poetic soul condemned to spiritual death, in Tennessee Williams's allegorical one-act play. In a dreamlike fictitious L atin American country, a worn-out Casanova,...  more »

     
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Actors: Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, Hurd Hatfield, Kazimir Kokich
Director: Jack Landau
Creators: Jack Landau, Jac Venza, Tennessee Williams
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Broadway Theatre Archive
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 05/14/2002
Original Release Date: 10/07/1966
Theatrical Release Date: 10/07/1966
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very Entertaining Performance of Rare Tennessee Williams
Edward Flaspoehler | Dallas, TX | 09/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had never heard of this play when I say the DVD on the shelf. So I got it, took it home, and watched it. I found it to be delightful. Martin Sheen glows in the bloom of his youth, Lotte Lenya is a hoot, and the rest of the cast, while unknown to me, were admirable, especially Janet Margolin as Esmeralda.

The production dates back to 1966, in a B&W TV staging for NET - National Educational TV. I suppose that is the predicessor of today's PBS. It was campy and fun, with lots of cheesy sets typical of live TV shows of the day. That aspect alone gives it an ambience that looks back to an earlier day of less than slick TV performances of more than worthy theatrical properties. Too bad such things are not particularly marketable today. Still, thanks to DVD, one can enjoy one of a kind performances like this one that would otherwise be lost.

This performance is apparently based on an early version of the play, rather than an "excised" version of the final published text. In my edition of Tennessee Williams plays, there is commentary on the fact that he reworked the material several times after its Broadway Premier before releasing the final published version. For that reason alone, this is an interesting historical document. What's more, this version, without commercials, fits neatly into the standard one hour TV time slot, and in my opinion, holds the stage quite well.

I really enjoyed the perfornace, and recommend it to anyone who is not put off by out of date TV production standards. If you are interested in a more "official" version of the play based on the final published text, there are always books at the library or book store. Meanwhile, this DVD will provide you with a good visual image while you read."