Whatever Williams may have worked out for himself in this 1981 exercise of adaptation, he didn’t do Chekhov any good, much as he admired the Russian playwright. Evidently it was important to Williams to write this play it but it’s of interest mainly to those with an active concern with theater history — in that these are two very great playwrights and it could be said anything they did is of interest.
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The Time of Your Life is a classic American play. It’s terrific, wonderful, rich in comedy, music, dance, vivid characters, feeling, humanity — all that and it has a great sense of place and time, a gritty San Francisco waterfront bar on the eve of World War II.
Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, Bar, and Entertainment Palace: think colorful characters, from the guy sweeping, to Nick himself who comes in to open, to the old guys and young, cripples and musicians, tarts and society dames. And everybody has a good heart except for Blick, the Cop the puritanical vice hunting cop. That’s Saroyan — he’s filled with love but he knows the score.