Spring 1946 • Vol. VIII No. 2 Book Reviews |

Brief Notices: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One Act Plays

27 Wagons Full Of Cotton and Other One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams. New Directions. $3.50. The jacket says: "To young actors and directors in the little theatres of America these plays will bring the rare experience of working with material that functions on the highest level of their chosen art." It might be added that the young actors and directors will be working with material that dramatizes human nature on the criminal and dinical level. And this will not be such a rare experience in their chosen career as they or we might wish. Our complacent society is more and more castigated by arts which insist on horror as if it were the social norm. Tennessee Williams is both horrific and skillful. He has the modern advantage of technical Freudian situations that are ready-made for his effects. And he is not more brutal than Freud, the stern but tender-hearted physician to the psyche. His special effect is to offer some character enslaved by his own dark necessities yet stil painfull

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