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Summer and Smoke

H idealism is basically right and while she is still in love with him it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two ultimately to come togethe My favorite play by Tennesse Williams You could not find a fragile and sad and strong at once character than Alma Soul She is in love with a doctor who fancies the superficial life and Alma is a minister s daughter very prim and properOne of the saddest lines in the play is The tables have turned the tables have turned with a vengenceThe doctor and Alma keep missing each other their paths crossing but as each represents extremes they don t catch up until it s too late Alma comes around to him and his sexuality too lateThe end of the play never stops breaking my heart She ends up going off with a traveling salesman her life is over in her mind so why not give in to all base temptationSpectacular

REVIEW Summer and Smoke

Eir divergent attitudes toward life each over the course of years is driven away from the other Not until toward the end does the doctor realize that the girl's hig Tennessee Williams s plays continue to fascinate me with their wild poetry Summer and Smoke is the story about the strange love between Alma a minister s daughter and John a physician s son Alma is strait laced and John debauched The tension between their two respective ways of life keeps them apart In time there a a strange change in their personalities that leads to a surprising ending

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The play is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor Each is basically attracted to the other but because of th Summer and Smoke is a play set in Mississippi in the early 20th Century about the conflict between the spiritual and the physical Alma the daughter of a minister had to assume many of the duties in the parish as her mother became mentally ill Alma whose name means soul in Spanish is a sensitive virtuous woman concerned with the spiritual side of life but sexually repressedHer neighbor John is a physician and grew up in a home containing his father s medical office He is very sensual and spends his time drinking and chasing fast women at the Moon Lake CasinoAlma and John have an attraction to each other but totally different lifestyles John does not think of the spiritual and shows Alma the anatomy chart of the body hanging in his office asking You think you re stuffed with roseleaves But Alma has loved him with her soulWhen John goes away to fight an epidemic he returns with appreciation for the spiritual side of life Alma who had been hysterical and repressed tells John But now the Gulf wind has blown that feeling away like a cloud of smoke They have been transformed and come full circle Alma is ready for a relationship but John is already pledged to another The author seems to be saying that both the spiritual and the physical are necessary to be a complete personThe set shows the rectory on one side and the doctor s office on the other side of the stage The angel Eternity is kneeling in the park in the center pouring out healing waters needed for both their life on earth and eternal lifeThe play has characters similiar to A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie with sensitive women strong sensual men and characters with mental illness


About the Author: Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier Williams III better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee the state of his father's birth Raised in St Louis Missouri after years of obscurity at age 33 he became famous with the success of



10 thoughts on “Summer and Smoke

  1. says:

    Summer and Smoke is a play set in Mississippi in the early 20th Century about the conflict between the spiritual and the physical Alma the daughter of a minister had to assume many of the duties in the parish as her mother became mentally ill Alma whose name means soul in Spanish is a sensitive virtuous woman concerned with the spiritual s

  2. says:

    Yes 5 stars because sometimes you just want toIt's a beautifully rendered love story with fully developed charact

  3. says:

    There are some moments where the themes of the play merge with the dialogue And I don't know if I would like this or not Even reading it I felt like I was being hit over the head sometimes Maybe good actors could pull this stuff off But I think

  4. says:

    Tennessee Williams's plays continue to fascinate me with their wild poetry Summer and Smoke is the story about the strange love between Alma a minister's daughter and John a physician's son Alma is strait laced; and John debauched The tension between their two respective ways of life keeps them apart In time ther

  5. says:

    Summer And SmokeI have seen and read Tennessee Williams' play Summer and Smoke several times over the years and the work has stayed with me I have reread the play and seen the movie for the first time after reading John Lahr's recent

  6. says:

    One of my top five Tenn plays Always makes me think of the beginning of autumn when the days are crisp and regrets felt keenly Alma is a vastly under appreciated Williams heroine and I would argue she's up there with Blanche and Maggie Four stars

  7. says:

    Got hold of this after seeing the play a few days ago which was amazing I really love Tennessee Williams and this is him at his best heartwarming yet tragic with a brilliantly comic edge

  8. says:

    My favorite play by Tennesse Williams You could not find a fragile and sad and strong at once character than Alma Soul She is in love with a doctor who fancies the superficial life and Alma is a minister's daughter very p

  9. says:

    Soul and body fail to connect Williams doesn’t really explain why It seems they need time to mellow

  10. says:

    not my favourite under tennesse williams’s plays but i’m glad i got to finally know it

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