Many critics believe that The Night of the Iguana was Tennessee Williams's last great play. Howard Taubman of the New York Times writes, "For Mr. Williams, The Night of the Iguana marks a turning point. When compared with the best of the preceding plays, this work of subtle vibrations reflects a profound change. It goes beyond the elimination of the explosive and shocking gestures, which have given some of the other works the fillip of being sensational and scandalous, and reaches into the playwright's attitude towards life.’’ A concurring critic, Harold Clurman...
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