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PDF Ö BOOK The Seven Descents of Myrtle Kingdom of Earth ↠ ❄ [EPUB] ✼ The Seven Descents of Myrtle Kingdom of Earth By Tennessee Williams ➝ – Insolpro.co.uk Lot is a weak and ailing youth who suffers from an attachment to the memory of his late mother He has come to his ancestral home a derelict hE soon discovers however that Lot only wants to use her to steal the deed to the property from his embittered half brother Chicken a Stanley Kowalski type brimming with masculinity and assertiveness and a few romantic plans of his o A really dark take on what apparently is one of Williams' favorite subjects mainly sexual healing This time sex seems to cure racism which isn't that hard for me to believe honestly Anyhow this play is the delightful story of two half brothers who hate each other one of them gleefully waiting for the other to die of TB Like I said dark stuff but it's also an enjoyable fast read and Chicken's resentment is completely justified

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Lot is a weak and ailing youth who suffers from an attachment to the memory of his late mother He has come to his ancestral home a derelict house on the edge of a soon to be flooded river with his new bride Myrtle a television actre Kingdom Of EarthThis Tennessee Williams play with two names Kingdom of Earth and The Seven Descents of Myrtle failed within one month when it was produced on Broadway in 1968 A product of Williams' long years of decline the play borrows heavily from the playwright's earlier works in its characters and plot devices As with other works of the late Williams Kingdom of Earth is better than its reputationSet in the rural Mississippi Delta in the early 1960s the play has three characters Lot Myrtle and Chicken The action takes place in a decrepit farmhouse on a single night A severe flood is about to burst through the levees and submerge the farmhouse and its surroundingsLot the owner of the farm and his new wife Myrtle return to the farm in the midst of the impending flood The couple married on television in a tawdry prize show Lot did not tell his bride to be that he had only one lung and had been diagnosed with a fatal case of tuberculosis Lot is also impotent attached to his dead mother and a transvestite Myrtle for her part is busty and full of life She has been a sleazy showgirl and probably a prostitute and has borne four children out of wedlock She wants to make a home for and be a mother to her husband Chicken is Lot's half brother and is part African American He is raw uncouth and sensual Chicken manages the farm under an agreement with Lot under which he will become the owner upon Lot's impending death The marriage to Myrtle threatens this arrangement Lot and Chicken try not so subtly to out maneuver each other with Myrtle as the pawn Myrtle ultimately is taken with Chicken and his magnetism as Lot dies in the oncoming floodThe play is in a mix of styles Portions of the work are laugh aloud funny while in other parts Williams imitates himself Although lengthy the play reads uickly and well It becomes a crude form of a Southern Gothic melodrama with the old house the storm the crass behavior and development of the past of the characters I enjoyed getting to know the playKingdom of Earth received mostly negative reviews on its original production Clive Barnes of the New York Times saw considerable merit in the work and in Williams' character of Myrtle as portrayed by Estelle Parsons Barnes wroteWhat is good about the play and this survives all Mr Williams' nonsensical flim flam about sex and nature is the character of Myrtle Mr Williams seems to have fallen in love with Myrtle and he has drawn her with affection humor and observation If only he had set her down in a proper play rather than some dirt track apparently leading off Tobacco Road all might have been saved for here is a real girl caught with a shabby yet honest poetry The tart of gold is not an original in dramatic literature but Myrtle is sweeter and funnier than most New York Times May 28 1968In 1970 a film version of the play was released under the title The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots Gore Vidal wrote the screenplay which featured Lynn Redgrave as Myrtle The play has had several revivals since its original failure The reviews of these productions suggest that the play can work successfully with careful staging and acting The work is included in the second of the two Library of America volumes devoted to the plays of Tennessee WilliamsRobin Friedman

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The Seven Descents of Myrtle Kingdom of EarthSs Somewhat reminiscent of Blanche Dubois from Williams's classic play Myrtle is a luckless young woman trapped in a world of romantic illusions one of which is to nurse Lot back to health so they can consummate their marriage Myrtl Panned on Broadway Kingdom of Earth previously known as The Seven Descents of Myrtle is a blender of biblical references common Williams themes and characters and plenty of bawdy yet touching charm Tennessee may have been past his prime but he never lost his knack for romantic sweeping lyricism and sad strange and pitiably funny characters that claw at your heartstrings Excessive and overwrought this script would have been well served as a one act play