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Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? - Short Play, Comedy

Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Comedy

5m, 11f

ISBN: 9780811217088

"Pensive and muted, a violin to Camino Real's trumpet, Mr. Merriwether laces together reality and fantasy, the romantic spirit and the appearance of actual cultural heroes of the past, such as Van Gogh and Rimbaud." - Time magazine

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Women are waiting for their lovers to return, widows are longing for their husbands who will never return, and young ladies are just discovering the fires of early love - sounds almost like a parody of a Tennessee Williams play, and in a strange way it is. With ragtime cakewalk dancers, séances and ghosts, hags called "the Eumenides" who weave the fate of the characters, a "Romantically Handsome Youth," a gay French instructor, a banjo player in every scene, and the triumph of love found, love returned, and love forgiven, Williams wrote a comedy as full of poetry as of pleasure.
"Pensive and muted, a violin to Camino Real's trumpet, Mr. Merriwether laces together reality and fantasy, the romantic spirit and the appearance of actual cultural heroes of the past, such as Van Gogh and Rimbaud." - Time magazine
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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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