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Kerr, In The NY Herald Tribune, Describes This, Says Mr Williams Through The Most Sympathetic Voice Among His Characters, Is A True Story About The Time And The World We Live In He Has Made It Seem True Or At Least Curiously And Suspensefully Possible By The Extraordinary Skill With Which He Has Wrung Detail After Detail Out Of A Young Woman Who Has Lived With Horror Anne Meacham, As A Girl Who Has Been The Sole Witness To Her Cousin S Unbelievably Shocking Death, Is Brought Into A Planned Jungle Of A New Orleans Garden To Confront A Family That Is Intensely Interested In Having Her Deny The Lurid Tale She Has Told The Post Dilettante S Mother Is, Indeed, So Ruthlessly Eager To Suppress The Facts That She Had The Girl Incarcerated In A Mental Institution And She Is Perfectly Willing, Once She Finishes Her Ritualistic Five O Clock Frozen Daiquiri, To Order The Performance Of A Frontal Lobotomy A Nun Stands In Rigid Attendance A Doctor Prepares A Hypodermic To Force The Truth Greedy Relatives Beg Her To Recant In Return For Solid Cash Under The Assorted, And Thoroughly Fascinating, Pressures That Are Brought To Bear, And Under The Intolerable, Stammering Strain Of Reliving Her Own Memories, Miss Meacham Slowly, Painfully, Hypnotically Paints A Concrete And Blistering Portrait Of Lonelinessof The Sudden Snapping Of That Spider S Web That Is One Man S Life, Of Ultimate Panic And Futile Flight The Very Reluctance With Which The Grim, Hopeless Narrative Is Unfolded Binds Us To It Mr Williams Threads It Out With A Spare, Sure, Sharply Vivid Control Of Languaged The Spell Is Cast


10 thoughts on “Suddenly Last Summer

  1. says:

    Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams Suddenly Last Summer is a one act play by Tennessee Williams 1936, in the Garden District of New Orleans Mrs Venable, an elderly widow from a prominent local family, has invited a doctor to her home She talks nostalgically about her son Sebastian, a poet who died under mysterious circumstances in Spain the previous summer During the course of their conversation, she offers to make a generous donation to support the doctor s psychiatric research if he will perform a lobotomy on Catharine, her niece, who has been confined to a private mental asylum at her expense since returning to America Mrs Venable is eager to shut her up once and for all, as she continues to babble about Sebastian s violent death and smash her son s reputation by hinting at his homosexuality 2004 1382 80 9647487207 1390 20 1958 .


  2. says:

    This one act play is set at Mrs Venable s house where her deceased son, Sebastian, had a jungle garden, including carnivorous plants Sounds of savage beasts and birds add to the mood Mrs Venable is trying to discredit the testimony of Catherine, her niece, about her last day with Sebastian She is trying to persuade a doctor to perform a lobotomy on her niece so Catherine will never be able to speak about the events to Mrs Venable s high society friends in New Orleans After the doctor gives Catherine the truth serum, she tells the story about her cousin, a homosexual poet who met a horrible death in Cabeza de Lobo.Tennessee Williams had started psycholanalysis when he was writing the play His mother had insisted that his disturbed sister Rose undergo a lobotomy Williams often uses events from the lives of members of his family in his plays This play sent chills through me, reading how society, greedy relatives, and mental health professionals of the 1950s could treat a traumatized young woman.


  3. says:

    Well god damn.What a powerful one act play Los Olvidados have the last laugh as playboy poet walks on the wild side The waning witness is left with a song from the Ramones.I loved the pacing, the creak of device and the eruptions of madness I think a few scenes revealing the interior life of the doctor would ve heightened matters.


  4. says:

    I just thought it was okay I was confused on certain parts and love others.


  5. says:

    4,5 Uma excelente surpresa Uma pequena pe a de teatro com muito conte do e bem interessante do in cio ao fim Adorei, n o fosse o final e teria dado as 5 estrelas Uma esp cie de thriller com muito suspense, num equil brio muito bem conseguido entre entretenimento e provoca o para a reflex o Inc modo e estimulante.Recomendo, l se em poucas horas e vale bem a pena Quero ler mais t tulos deste autor video sobre esta minha experi ncia de leitura em no blogue inclui o video em


  6. says:

    Weak but manageable, entertaining enough The setup is good, and we feel for Catherine and the plight she is in Only it s too predictable, although that could be a question of setting since the concept is outdated for us modern readers It may have been innovative or original back then to blame someone as crazy even though they may not be, just to cover up something it s quite the horror scenario when one thinks about it It s a one act play and very linear, which makes it a quick read without much complexity or subtleness I didn t care much for the ending, it was rather shallow and unconvincing.


  7. says:

    Williams brings the monsters out in full regalia The chef de monstre is Violet She s the grand dame of a New Orleans family She had an oddly close relationship to her son, Sebastian, who was murdered in Europe the last summer Now, she wants to cover up the entire murder and to do this she wants to give her niece a lobotomy This might get her niece to stop telling the truth of what happened Even if it doesn t stop her from talking, it will probably stop anyone from listening to her or taking her seriously As the grand dame, she is than willing to use her control over the money to persuade her niece s mom to agree to the lobotomy.Then there s her charming son, Sebastian Yes, he s dead, but his ghost haunts and drives the entire play He did nothing in his life except write one poem each summer for twenty five years Even the ones who liked him admit that he, at most, could only use people And he only liked to have beautiful people around him Any deformity would drive him away So, when his Mom had a stroke, he basically disowned his mom and took his cousin under his wing.Being under Sebastian s wing was not such a glorious position He used first his Mom, and then his cousin, as pimps to procure poor but pretty European boys to have sex with How this worked is a mystery to me With his niece, he had her wear a see through white swim suit, and somehow the sight of her through the swimsuit drew guys to her and led to gay sex for him Go figure And his mom took on that role beforehand I m still trying to wrap my mind around that, but on second thought, I d rather not.Catherine, the niece, is a lunatic Why As near as I can figure, its because she tells the truth about the murder she saw, and because she did not respond very well to being raped a few years before I think she s become an inconvenience, and she does show some emotional instability, but would this really have been enough to get her committed I doubt its realistic, but it suits the situation here.Catherine s mom and her brother are only concerned about themselves and the money At the start, the brother seems the worst of the two He s definitely the boorish In the end, he appears to relent But it seemed pretty clear to me that the mother wants the money, and her daugher is in an institution anyway What real harm would come from a lobotomy It would just help everyone forget something unpleasant.And what was the shameful thing that needs to be hidden What truth does Catherine say that must be hidden She claims that Sebastian got killed and partially eaten by the kids he was trying to lure into sexual relationships From an emotional standpoint, I can see how this might be really powerful But as a reader of horror and mysteries, I don t buy it Whatever happened to Sebastian, there would at least be some substantial forensic evidence And given his position as a rich American, the story would get out, no matter what Catherine said.Some beautiful writing here, and on the metaphorical level, I think it worked very well But if it were a dimestore mystery, I d dismiss it because the writer hadn t done his homework.


  8. says:

    my ex keeps asking me what i love about this play, and i can never articulate it so don t get your hopes up, here perhaps it s its concern with involuntary, and incorrect, institutionalisation, or its brutal imagery perhaps it s its meditations upon what it is to be a poet whatever it may be, the work stirs many an emotion in me, corny as it sounds.


  9. says:

    Not my favorite Tennessee Williams play, but I did enjoy the overall dark poetic nature.


  10. says:

    Originally, I read this play in high school I went through the motions of pretending that I was shocked by the ending Really, I was just tired of reading selection after selection from that particular English teacher I know I wasn t really paying attention to the words, but some of them must have stucknot in my throat I watched the movie Playing by Heart and I understood the reference to this play, but I couldn t recall specific plot details, and it really bugged me However, I didn t re read this play until I found out that I could see the play performed Super creepy plot If you think you have a controlling mother, you really should read this play or see it performed You ll probably feel much better about your relationship with your mother Sebastian s mother is intent on hiding who her son truly was She s committed to having her niece committed and lobotomized to keep those family secrets about Sebastian As much as I love seeing plays performed, I would advise that you read this one first before hitting the theater Just so you re prepared Otherwise, I could see feelings of complete disgust, contempt, frustration, anger and the like consuming you.