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Camino Real: “Make voyages! — Attempt them! — there’s nothing else …”

Tennessee Williams had a long relationship with New Directions Publishing, due to his close relationship with James (Jay) Laughlin, founder of the company (at age 22!). Laughlin was committed to modernist writers, the ones experimenting with new forms and expressions. … Continue reading

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Today in history: March 26, 1914

Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams) was born in Columbus, Mississippi. Will you do a total stranger the kindness of reading his verse? Thank you! Thomas Lanier Williams — Tennessee Williams, letter to editor Harriet Monroe, March 11, 1933 “You’re always … Continue reading

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Acting Notebook

More of the notes I took in grad school. (Here is more.) Same year, same cast of characters: Doug Moston, teacher of Classics, great great class. Sam Schacht, the brilliant vulgar man who ran the PD Unit, a dreadfully long … Continue reading

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The end of the road: Camino Real

My piece for the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival on Camino Real (one of my favorites of Williams’ play) is now online. It’s short, just two paragraphs, but it was a thrill when David Kaplan, the curator and artistic director … Continue reading

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Tickets On Sale: Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival

One of these years I’ll go! Last year, the artistic director of the festival contacted me to write something about Camino Real (one of the shows being done last year) for their program, which was a great opportunity for me. … Continue reading

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The Books: “Camino Real” (Tennessee Williams)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next on my script shelf: I’m in Tennessee Williams land now, and will be there for quite some time! I am having such a great time re-acquainting myself with all of his plays. Next … Continue reading

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“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” — Tennessee Williams, “Camino Real”

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