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Summer and Smoke - Full Length Play, Drama

Summer and Smoke

Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 6f

ISBN: 9780822210979

Summer and Smoke is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor.

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$9.00
: DPS Acting Edition

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Glorious Hill, MS. Turn of the centruy to 1916.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A play that is profoundly affecting, Summer and Smoke is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together. Because of the explicit details provided by the author's production notes, the stage directions, and the diagram of the set design, nonprofessionals should have no difficulty in mounting the play effectively.


Summer and Smoke premiered at the Magic Box Theatre in New York City in March 1948 under the direction of Margo Jones.

Characters

CASTING

8m, 6f

REV. WINEMILLER
MRS. WINEMILLER
JOHN BUCHANAN JR.
ALMA WINEMILLER
ROSA GONZALES
NELLIE EWELL
ROGER DOREMUS
DR. JOHN BUCHANAN SR.
MRS. BASETT
VERNON
ROSEMARY
DUSTIE
GONZALES
ARCHIE KRAMER
Author
Tennessee Williams

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 capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern ... view full profile

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