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Honor the Living - Short Play, Drama

Honor the Living

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780811219204

John and Mary begin a new chapter of their young, married life after John finally returns home from fighting in World War II. Mary is thrilled that John has returned physically unharmed, but John cannot seem to shake his deep psychological wounds from the horrors of war. Fast-forward ten years, and …

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John and Mary begin a new chapter of their young, married life after John finally returns home from fighting in World War II. Mary is thrilled that John has returned physically unharmed, but John cannot seem to shake his deep psychological wounds from the horrors of war. Fast-forward ten years, and John and Mary's life continues to look wonderful on the surface – a new apartment, a healthy child, a glamorous lifestyle – but John's involvement with an underground mob soon costs the couple all three of these luxuries. Finally, several years later, Mary visits John in his prison cell on death row, a broken woman, as John reads an Armistice Day speech and laughs bitterly at the notion that his country has done anything to "honor the living " as well as the dead.
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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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