Something Unspoken

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  2f

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Miss Cornelia Scott is a grand, Southern woman whose outer extravagance belies inner insecurities. She has a complex, codependent relationship with her secretary, and during the elections for the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, their tensions reach a tipping point.

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.



  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A room in the home of Miss Cornelia Scott.


MISS CORNELIA SCOTT - 60, a wealthy southern spinster
MISS GRACE LANCASTER - 40 or 45, faded but still pretty.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female


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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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Something Unspoken premiered at the York Theatre in New York City in January 1958.

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