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Every Twenty Minutes (A Satire) - Short Play, Drama

Every Twenty Minutes (A Satire)

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780811219204

"Are you really alive?"
"I think so."
"But you're not absolutely sure of it?"
"We can't be sure of anything these days"

An unnamed couple, Man and Woman, are relaxing in their chic city apartment after a late party, when the Woman comes across a startling statistic…

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Drama

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"Are you really alive?"
"I think so."
"But you're not absolutely sure of it?"
"We can't be sure of anything these days"

An unnamed couple, Man and Woman, are relaxing in their chic city apartment after a late party, when the Woman comes across a startling statistic: "every twenty minutes somebody in America kills himself." The Man is unimpressed, reflecting that he and his wife belong to "the generation of fish: We sink or swim and nobody gives a damn which." The Woman, however, fights her husband's glib resignation and searches instead for some remaining glimmer of life.

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1m, 1f

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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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