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Summer and Smoke is a two-part, thirteen-scene play by Tennessee Williams, originally Broadway run in , the play was a hit Off-Broadway in In , Williams revised the play as The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. By Travis Michael Holder | April 20, 34 PM. It’s in Glorious Hill, Miss., the kind of insular small Southern town. Ms. Bacon and her director, Jenn Thompson, understand that Alma’s nervous intensity, her excess of feeling and her much commented-on eccentricity — her.

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If you’re a human and see this, please ignore it. No trivia or quizzes yet. In addition, he used a lobotomy operation as a motif in Suddenly, Last Summer. Just a nightingzle while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Williams wrote and revised this play, “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale”, over a lengthy period of time before its publication in and first performance in New York City in I found her performance just a bit frantic, and I think it is because nightigale is basically a filmed play.

I suppose what is most upsetting is tha Why, why, why? Apr 25, Jeff rated it liked it.

It is definitely minor Williams–thin, with echoes of other major works–but there is well-earned pathos here. She, ineffably refined, identifies with the Gothic cathedral, “reaching up to something beyond attainment”; her name, as Williams makes clear during the play, means “soul” in Spanish; whereas Buchanan, doctor and sensualist, defies her with the soulless anatomy chart. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I loved this play about a sensitive young woman from a home with a judgmental father and mother who has emotional outbursts.


His last play efcentricities through many drafts as he was trying to reconcile what would be the end of his life.

John Buchanan Todd Gearhart. He’s much more world-savvy than Alma, whose life is music, poetry, soft words, and who has accepted her role as an “eccentric.

The eponymous eccenfricities Alma is an eccentric-in-training of a small town Mississippi conservative town. After a successful run and several five-star reviews, the production was transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre. To nigntingale what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 27, Michelle Jardine rated it liked it. Stone Moise and the World of Reason Gus rated it it was ok Apr 28, Merriweather Return from Memphis?

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It is not only Mrs. In Summer and S, John is supposedly a wild man who likes a good time; in Eccentricities, he’s polite, kind, and friendly, and while he’s been around, it hasn’t been all that much, he claims. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Search for ” Eccentricities of a Nightingale ” on Amazon.

The writing itself is top-notch, as well as the structure.

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I’d say Summer and Smoke and Eccentricities of a Nightingale are both, for me, a little problematic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The characterizations of everyone in the story is just so much stronger than Summer and Smoke. But I will tell you this: For more information, visit the Philadelphia Fringe website. We do have some symbolism, Tennessee loves himself some symbolism. Use the HTML below.

Yes No Report this. The son of a town physician, John has himself just graduated from medical school and faces a promising future. If one reads autobiography into the play which by all accounts, TW put it therethe During my reading of Williams’ plays there has to come a point when the quality dims in comparison to his masterpieces.


Gearhart, for instance, lets his chivalrous z crack with lust, but his urges are tempered with doubt. John is aware of the intensity of Alma’s feelings, which he finds himself unable to return. Feb 26, Samir Rawas Sarayji rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But when Tina Brock is onstage, the world is lit by lightning.

The 14 Best Bar Crawls in Philadelphia. Brock profoundly understands these Southern women—their pride and vulnerability, their humor, desperation, and anger. Jay Day rated it really liked it Dec 14, To ask other readers questions about The Eccentricities of a Nightingaleplease sign up.

Instead of a wonderful doomed love story between the main characters Alma representing old-fashioned Southern gentility a la Blanche Nighhtingale and John mightingale animal sexuality a la Stanley KowalskiWilliams emasculates John’s role in the play and strips Alma of her Blanche-comparisons, leaving her just crazy instead of a woman of the wrong time.

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

Alma Blythe Danner is a spinster during the Victorian era in Mississippi. Return to Book Page. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Summer and Smoke.