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Tennessee Williams in Provincetown

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Tennesse Williams in Provincetown is the story of Tennesse Williams' four summer seasons in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In Provincetown Williams fell in love unguardedly for perhaps the only time in his life and had his heart broken. Williams drank in Provincetown, he swam there, and he took conga lessons there. He was poor and then rich there; he was unknown and then fam ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Hansen Pub. Co. (first published October 2nd 2006)
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Doug H
Sep 22, 2016 Doug H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the purchase price for the history of Provincetown alone, but you have to be a hard core Tennessee Williams fan to enjoy much of the rest. (It's very factoid-y). If you're a fan of both the town and the writer, I highly recommend it. Otherwise, not so much.

Halfway through reading this, I learned that the author of this book is also one of the founders of the annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and is the program curator for the 2016 season (which coincidentally starts
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Aug 12, 2009 Hansen Publishing Group rated it it was amazing
Tennessee Williams in Provincetown is the story of Tennessee Williams’s four summer seasons in Provincetown, Massachusetts – 1940, ‘41, ‘44 and ‘47. During that time he wrote plays, short stories, and jewel-like poems. In Provincetown, Williams fell in love unguardedly for perhaps the only time in his life. He had his heart broken there, perhaps irreparably. The man he thought might replace his first lover tried to kill him there, or at least Williams thought so. Williams drank in Provincetown, ...more
Darren
Sep 07, 2014 Darren rated it really liked it
You probably need to be a hardcore Tennessee Williams fan to really embrace this short, focused and somewhat academic history. I am, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author has quickly surveyed the four 1940s summers that Williams spent in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The photos are as revealing as the biographical details. And this was the perfect warm-up for the new John Lahr-penned biography of Williams, which I am enthusiastically tackling next.
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Great background information on Williams' life in P-town.
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David Kaplan is the author of Tennessee Williams in Provincetown (Hansen Publishing Group) and The Five Approaches to Acting (Hansen Publishing Group). He is a theater director who stages plays around the world with professional companies in indigenous languages and settings. He is a former Fellow at the Harry R
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