The Theater: New Play on Broadway, Nov. 21, 1960

Period of Adjustment (by Tennessee Williams) has Broadway's laureate of sex writing what for him is virtually light verse, finds Broadway's master of violence content with poked ribs and slammed doors. With here a bit of father fixation and there a bit of impotence anxiety or a fit of the shakes, Williams at times still manages to do wonders. But he has plainly written a comedy. It takes place on Christmas Eve instead of evoking St. Bartholomew's Day. It deals with a period of adjustment rather than with exclamation points of cannibalism and castration. It has a happy ending, with everyone...

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