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Tennessee Williams on the Catastrophe of Success

Tennessee Williams on the Catastrophe of Success

A few of the great playwright’s thoughts on the downside of glory, written in response to the success of The Glass Menagerie, ht PW: One does not escape that easily from the seduction of an effete way of life. You cannot arbitrarily say to yourself, I will not continue my life as it was before […]

Love and Cigarettes in <i>Night of the Iguana</i>

Love and Cigarettes in Night of the Iguana

Tennessee Williams’s play, Night of the Iguana, is the story of a defrocked Episcopal minister, the Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon, who after leaving the ministry, takes up giving bus tours through Mexico. On a trip he is leading with women teachers from a Baptist college in Texas, Shannon becomes romantically entangled with the 17-year-old […]