Look at Me!

In “Person to Person” Tennessee Williams suggests that every artist is a young child shrieking “look at me!” to the deaf heavens. This constant demand of attention is a perilous play that might end in by-standers’ indifferent observation, leaving the artist alone “on the shelf”. Williams suggests a careful balance between the personal and the public, the observer and the potential fellow performer: “know that out of your personal lyricism something has to be created that will not only attract observers but participants in the performance”.

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