The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer

The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer

The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

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The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer

The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

Overview

"Love makes some people charming but it makes me dull." In the summer of 1940 Williams lived in Provincetown, Mass., where he fell in love for the first time - the man was Kip Kiernan, a dancer and Canadian draft dodger. Their affair lasted most of the summer, until Kip broke it off and left with a woman. Williams immediately drafted The Parade, which he finished in the 1960s. This play, which is related to the full-length Something Cloudy, Something Clear, not only presents a completely unguarded story about gay men, but also a portrait of passions unrequited and passions denied, that reveals the depth of compassion which can be found in friendship.

A par of the collection The Traveling Companion and Other Plays.

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Adult

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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