(1) This telegram, and the letters, are all reprinted by permission of the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, and Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of the University of the South, Estate of Tennessee Williams
. All rights reserved.
It's very funny, which we often forget about Tennessee Williams
"I've always loved Tennessee Williams
. I love his understanding of the human heart," says Hastie, associate director at London's Donmar Warehouse.
On a second-floor parlor of the Hotel Monteleone, an officially designated literary landmark where Williams liked to stay (and the official headquarters for the New Orleans festival), Holditch was holding forth on his friendship with Tennessee Williams
. "I was fortunate to get to know him in the late 1970s," he began.
Introduction Granted, Power and Triple A Plowed Under." (1) Williams's notes are corroborated by fellow classmate Thomas Pawley, who lists the final exam questions for Speech 211 in "Exhibit C" of his article "Experimental Theatre Seminar; Or the Basic Training of Tennessee Williams
: A Memoir." (2) On the bottom half of the notebook page, and continued onto the verso, are several handwritten lines, many of which appear in "Stranger in Yellow Gloves":
The primary text includes the authors critical commentary on works by Tennessee Williams
followed by critical perspectives by contributing scholars.
In 1947, Tennessee Williams
wrought a revolution in American Drama by making a male character, Stanley Kowalski as played by Marlon Brando, the object of gaze and of desire.
A few days before writing "Thank You," he actually attended a "spiritualist meeting" in the Quarter, giving him the inspiration for "this little sketch." But, as he told his agent, Audrey Wood, "It did not end so dramatically as here represented but the characters are from life" (Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams
T he other day I remarked that Cate Blanchett's modern take on Tennessee Williams
' famous character Blanche DuBois, in Woody Allen's new movie "Blue Jasmine,'' was the female Oscar performance of the year to beat.
Summary: In the latest revival of Tennessee Williams
's Pulitzer Prize winning Cat
is undeniably one of the most revered playwrights and poets of our time, and in honor of his 100th birthday, where better to celebrate than his birthplace-Columbus?
THE life of Tennessee Williams
is portrayed in A Distant Country Called Youth, at Mold's Clwyd Theatr Cymru next week.