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I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays - Short Play, Dark Comedy

I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780811219204

"A play's not stopped by a curtain, I mean if it's a true thing it continues after the curtain the way life does after sleep."

I Never Get Dressed . . ., like many of Williams's one-acts, appears to be an early investigation of what would eventually become the full-length work, <…

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Dark Comedy

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"A play's not stopped by a curtain, I mean if it's a true thing it continues after the curtain the way life does after sleep."

I Never Get Dressed . . ., like many of Williams's one-acts, appears to be an early investigation of what would eventually become the full-length work, Vieux Carre . It is the last rehearsal before previews of a play featuring Vieux Carre's Jane – a fallen Yankee society girl dying of Leukemia – and Tye – a vulgar but appealing strip-joint barker. Williams challenges the boundaries between the tragedy of any particular drama and the apparent comedy of its development, as the script bounces back and forth from the fictional couple's painful, seemingly hopeless life together to heated quibbles about the script among the director, playwright, actors (out of character), and stage manager.

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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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