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Suddenly Last Summer [PDF / EPUB] Suddenly Last Summer 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 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 Suddenly Last ePUB Ñ 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 daiuiri 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 languageand 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 تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و نهم ماه جولای سال 2004 میلادیعنوان ناگهان تابستان گذشته نمایشنامه؛ نویسنده تنسی ویلیامز؛ مترجم مرجان بخت مینو؛ تهران؛ مینو، 1382؛ در 80ص؛ شابک 9647487207؛ چاپ چهارم 1390؛ موضوع نمایشنامه های نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20منمایش‌نامه‌ ای در یک پرده است، که توسط «تنسی ویلیامز»، نویسنده ی اهل ایالات متحده آمریکا، در سال 1958میلادی، نوشته شده‌ است؛ داستان مرگ پسر جوانی، به‌ نام «سباستین» است، که باعث روان‌پریشی مادرش می‌شود، و زندگی دیگر اعضای خانواده را نیز، از هم می‌پاشد؛ سرانجام همسر، و دخترعموی او تیلر ـ که به دلیل اقدام به خودکشی در بیمارستان روانی بستری است ـ به‌ عنوان تنها شاهد، چگونگی ماجرای قتل عجیب «سباستین» را، به دست چند نوجوان، برای پزشک معالج خود، روایت می‌کند؛ ؛ ا شربیانی


  2. says:

    Oh to live that spoiled closeted poet lifeSuddenly last summer a son that is deadSuddenly last summer a niece off her headSo she locks her up and throws away the keyBut this summer opts for a lobotomy insteadSince her niece it appears just won't shut upAbout her son and his all too shocking hookupsIt hurts to lose a son no one can argue thatBut what hurts is to be made runner up


  3. says:

    Lurid and sensational Suddenly Last Summer centers on a traumatized woman’s struggle to voice truth in the face of a society determined to silence her Set near fall’s start in an overgrown New Orleans garden full of animalistic noises the one act play follows the recently institutionalized Catharine as she tries to dispel her aunt Vivian’s accusation that she’s responsible for her male cousin’s death which occurred abroad over the summer A doctor’s been summoned prepared to lobotomize Catharine should he deem fit; the play dramatizes her scrambling efforts to air her side of the story in spite of Vivian’s attempt to discredit her niece and distract the doctor from listening to her The premise is interesting but the characters are poorly developed the plotting sloppy and the pacing jerky


  4. 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 LoboTennessee 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


  5. says:

    Well god damnWhat 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 RamonesI 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


  6. says:

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


  7. says:

    Suddenly Last SummerTennessee Williams' short play Suddenly Last Summer is both beautiful and lurid The play was first presented off Broadway in 1959 together with another short work The play consists of one act in four scenes and is usually presented without intermission It is best read in a single sitting to capture the drama's cumulative effectThe play explores loneliness the ways in which people abuse and destroy one another and the difficulties of looking below the surface of one's actions The lurid components of the play center on a depiction of cannibalism with homosexuality involving young boys and incest also playing large roles The play is set in 1936 in a large ornate Victorian mansion in New Orleans with an extensive garden that resembles a tropical jungle A prominent and symbolic feature of the garden is a large carnivorous plant a Venus flytrap The two primary characters are the mansion's owner an elderly strong willed and ill widow Mrs Venable and her niece from a much poorer part of the family on her husband's side Catharine Holly A psychiatrist Dr Cukrowicz known as Dr Sugar for short also plays an important roleIn its lyricism and control of language Suddenly Last Summer is as much a poem as a drama The action of the play surrounds two lengthy monologues the first delivered by Mrs Venable at the play's beginning and the second given by Catharine at the conclusion The character who never appears on stage is Mrs Venable's son Sebastian who dies under mysterious circumstances at the age of 40 At the time of his death Sebastian was travelling with Catharine and Mrs Venable suspects her of complicity in the death Catharine has been telling a shocking story about the death which only comes out at the end of the play and Mrs Venable has had her committed to an insane asylum run by Catholic sisters She wants to have a lobotomy performed on Catharine and has invited the Doctor a pioneer of the new operation to the mansionto examine the prospective patient with the lure of a large research grant if he agrees to perform the surgeryMrs Venable tells the story of a Sebastian who was reclusive sensitive chaste and a poet who wrote one poem every summer and traveled in the company of his mother When Mrs Venable suffered a stroke Sebastian invited Catharine a party girl who had been taken advantage of by a married man to accompany him Catharine had been depressed before the trip as a result of her own experiences When she returns she appears most distraught by her experience with Sebastian and by her subseuent confinement Mrs Venable wants to silence Catharine from telling her storyThe play builds up to Catharine's final monologue delivered under a truth serum administered by the doctor in which she explains how she and Mrs Venable before her had served as a procurer of young boys for Sebastian While she and Sebastian were travelling in the West Indies Sebastian met his grisly fate when he was cannibalized by a large group of poor young African American boys many of whom he had victimized The revelation comes at the climactic moment at the end of the play and all the action and symbolism of the brief work inexorably prepares for itThe play has a strongly spiritual component amid the gruesomeness with the many incidents of cruelty in the human and natural world juxtaposed against the mystery of God and goodness The nun who accompanies Catharine from the asylum the psychiatrist and Sebastian each add a religious dimension to the work Catherine uotes Sebastian saying to her at one point in their trip Somebody said once or wrote once We're all of us children in a vast kindergarten trying to spell God's name with the wrong alphabet blocks' Many readers see the influence of Euripides Bacchae in Williams' taut and provocative playSuddenly Last Summer has a strong autobiographical component Throughout his life Williams was plagued by guilt over a lobotomy performed on his sister in the early 1940s When he wrote the play Williams had begun seeing a psychiatrist Williams' Dr Sugar is a difficult character to assess and to perform in the play He is better seen as an active participant rather than as an observer of the drama Williams' own psychiatrist remarked that of the many portrayals of the role of the psychiatrist that I have seen on stage and film this rang truest It has a uality of thoughtful unpretentious competence of responsibility and humanity And he did not have bed side manner oozing out of every pore The play can be understood without knowing anything of William's life as a portrayal of the harshness of the human condition even in the middle of the search for beauty and loveThis play is available separately and in the second of the two volume of the Library of America compilation of Williams' plays John Lahr has recently written an outstanding biography of Williams Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh which discusses Suddenly Last Summer among many other Williams works The uotation from Williams' psychiatrist is taken from Lahr's bookRobin Friedman


  8. 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 uestion 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 uite the horror scenario when one thinks about it It’s a one act play and very linear which makes it a uick read without much complexity or subtleness I didn’t care much for the ending it was rather shallow and unconvincing


  9. 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 lobotomyThen 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 wingBeing 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 notCatherine 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 hereCatherine'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 unpleasantAnd 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 saidSome 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


  10. 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


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