In addition to his longer plays, Tennessee Williams wrote dozens of one-act plays, short stories, and novels.
The one-act play may be said to have arrived in the nine years that have elapsed since Gettysburg was published.
Its uneasiness had nothing to do with the fate of my one-act play.
One of them, "Overtones," is a theatrical novelty which if prolonged beyond the one-act form would become monotonous.
He also put on my first play—a one-act affair, 'A Night in Havana.'
The one-act play does not lose by any reason of its technical requirements; indeed, this is one of its greatest assets.
Where are its one-act plays which can be called dramatic literature?
Naturally, the material of the one-act play is a bit episodical.
The reason for this choice was not entirely a devotion to the art of the one-act play.
Indeed, anything longer than a one-act play in vaudeville would be frowned upon.