Tennessee Williams "Period Of Adjustment" 1961 Playbill Signed Autograph
Playbill For The Helen Hayes Theatre-February 6, 1961-"Period Of Adjustment"-written by Tennessee Williams-6 1/2" X 9"-40 pages-Theatre Program.Tennessee Williams wrote smoldering, passionate, conflicted dramas that attracted top actors and gave 20th-century American theater and film some of its most complex and enduring material. Reared in Mississippi and Missouri, Williams experienced the beauty of the South and the warmth of family as well as turmoil--including his father's emotional volatility and his own and his sister's depression--that later showed up in his plays. His greatest hit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), featured Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski bellowing for his wife, "Stellaaaaah," and Jessica Tandy's Blanche DuBois declaring, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Original productions and revivals of Williams' work on stage, screen and TV drew the likes of Karl Malden and Anthony Quinn (Streetcar), Christopher Walken (Sweet Bird of Youth), Katharine Hepburn (The Glass Menagerie), Burl Ives and Ben Gazzara (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Bette Davis (Night of the Iguana).Period of Adjustment is a 1960 play by Tennessee Williams that was adapted for the screen in 1962.
Both the stage and film versions are set on Christmas Eve and tell the gentle, light-hearted story of two couples, one newlywed and the other married for five years, both experiencing pains and difficulties in their relationships. The two male characters are veterans of the Korean War. The younger of the two experiences post traumatic stress (shellshock, battle fatigue, combat stress reaction), while the older man suffers from feelings of inadequacy towards his wife, the daughter of his boss. However, the observance of each otherís troubles brings both couple to realize what they have and to reconcile their own relationships.The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Tennessee Williams with a fountain pen in black...........BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.