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Ξαφνικά πέρσι το καλοκαίρι _

Suddenly  last summer

by Tennessee Williams

by Tennessy Williams

Suddenly Last Summer

May 2011

It is a crime

privilege of the rich ?

Facta Non Verba uploaded in May of 2011,  

the work of Tennessee Williams,   Suddenly last summer.

The show was given in frames

of the 3rd freedom festival of theatrical expression

and was a result of the work 

of the theatrical workshop that the group coordinated that  year.

Text from the program
of the show


 from the show



Tennessy Williams


Last Summer



Video of the show:  The video recording is from the performances of the extension, on 4/3/2011.



Tennessy Williams


Last Summer

Some of his works:


an autobiographical journey to the theater _

Tennessy Williams

From there, the road seems to open up.

In 1945 The Glass World ascends,

which is a great success and is followed by the project Bus of Desire . Around the beginning of the '50s

these two works are transferred to the cinema and are now known to a much wider audience. Here are many projects in which situations and characters are created

from his hectic life. Maybe writing

be for him some kind of purification

and complaint. Beyond the strong psychographic characteristics and the live characters

that he creates, is evident in his works

and a restless conscience with radical political thought but also subtle humor. In Camino Real , through the imaginary metaphorical world full of romantic idealists, an America appears

where according to him 'the spring of humanity has dried up.' To Orpheus in Hades ,

the heroine discovers that her father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan because he could not

to commit racist behavior and action.

The context in which such elaborate characters move is political.

The issue of homosexuality is also included in his works through a political perspective. Himself after

from some failed relationships with women he accepts his sexuality.

   He could see the ridiculousness of human existence and perhaps from there springs his humor and his self-sarcasm -5-31

Tennessy Williams


   Thomas Lanier Williams, as was his real name

Tennessee Williams, was born in Columbus, Mississippi

in March 1911. He was the second child in the family.

His mother came from an aristocratic family, was beautiful, neurotic and carried a snobbery because of her background.

His father worked as a playboy in a large shoe company and so he was often away from home. Over the years it has developed

a bad relationship with alcohol and its violent outbursts became commonplace. Tom had a very special relationship

with his older sister who was a sensitive person and emotionally vulnerable to the point that he would later lose

her balance, she will be lobotomized and live the rest

of her life in institutions.

   His family nurtured and inspired many of

the characters in Tennessee Williams works after

in a way that existed in his life, he also lived in his works.

He was stuck at an early age due to an illness

which paralyzed his limbs and confined him to the house

with only his sister and her governess accompanied.

His father seemed frustrated with the femininity

and the softness he saw in his sick son,

which did not go hand in hand with the tough men of the south

and their 'eloquent' fists. This made his mother turn all her attention to little Tom and boosted the child's imagination as a means of escape at first.

Text published in Facta non Verba ,

a periodical for collective creation, in issue # 21.

ink _ Lena Daga

Speak to me like the rain (1953)

Tearful Cat (1955)

Suddenly Last Summer (1958)

Something Unspeakable (1958)

Sweet bird of youth (1959)

Adaptation period (1960)

The Night of the Iguana (1961)

The Last Visitor (1963)

Tragic harlequin (1966)

The Kingdom of the Earth (1968)

At a hotel bar

in Tokyo (1969)

Mr. Merrigueder will be back

from Memphis? (1969)

Fugitive (1937)

Spring Storm (1937)

Not in Aidonia (1938)

Battle of the Angels (1940)

The portrait of Madonna (1941)

Lady Fthyrosol (1941)

Glass World (1944)

You Touched Me (1945)

Towards Demolition (1946)

Stairs to the Roof (1947)

Bus the Desire (1947)

Summer and Gloom (1948)

Rose in the Chest (1951)

Camino Real (1953)

Little Smart Warnings (1972)

Work for two people (1973)

The sign of the devil (1975)

This Is Fun (1976)

Vieux Carre (1977)

Tiger Tail (1978)

A Wonderful Sunday for Excursion (1979)

Clothes for summer hotel (1980)

The Diaries of Trigorin (1980)

Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981)

Ruined house (1982)

Greetings from Bertha

The Mimosas case

American Blues

   After the 60's and after difficult situations and losses, his turn to drink

and drugs sharpened. Especially after the death of his partner (Frank Philip Merlot)

fell into melancholy that intensified with the fear that he, like his sister, would cross the line

of madness. He underwent the treatment of Dr. Jacobson (or Dr Feelgood) who combined

amphetamines with sedatives to 'cure'.

   Transmission information of this system from which he could not escape, there are

and in the play Suddenly Last Summer , where the heroine faces the possibility of lobotomy

because he is simply telling the truth.

   He once said about the role of the artist 'To be an Artist is to be a Revolutionary',

words that some feared and others misunderstood.

Tennessee Williams died at the hotel where he was staying in February 1983.

Tennessy Williams


Tennessy Williams


Last Summer

Growing up, he went to study journalism at a good university when he grew up. He was not satisfied and gradually left his studies and sent his poetry and short stories to various literary competitions to try

his luck and maybe get one

small income.

   In general it did not go well

to follow a conventional life. In the university clubs he was a shy anti-social young man in front of a typewriter. In the army he could not cope.

His father took him to work

in the shoe factory.

   O Tom, 21 years old with a blue collar and monotony from nine to five. Any snobbery

or fantasy had inherited

by his mother, he was demolished during the three or four years he worked there. In order not to feel dead, he promised himself to write something every week, spending the night with coffee, cigarettes.

and typewriter sound.

At 24 his nervous system was severely shaken and so he left work in the factory. His parents are divorcing.

   His energy turns again to studies. He studies literature and theater. Takes part

in the collective writing of a work. When he went up

the work something happened inside him.

'Theater saved my life!' he says.

That's when his name changes,

perhaps because of its heavy southern accent.

Tennessy Williams


Suddenly Last Summer

by Tennessy Williams


Mrs. Venable: Marianna Gusdouva

Dr. Kukrovic: Alexandros Samaras, Elena Stamatopoulou, Lena Daga

Miss Foxhill: Vicky Santoriniou

George Holly: Thanos Kourmousis

Mrs. Holly: Susanna Andrikou

Kathryn Holly: Lena Daga, Elena Stamatopoulou

Sister Happiness: Penny Tsikoura



Directed by: Elena Stamatopoulou

Assistant director: Alexandros Tsonos

Audio environment: One mile tar

Lighting: Alexandros Tsonos, Elena Stamatopoulou

Scenes: Diogenis Vardaxis, Sasa Dimitriadou, Alexandros Tsonos

Costumes: The Team

Program - poster - form: Gra-fistiki

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