Tennessee Williams

  1. United States playwright (1911-1983)
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  • In this he differs from his great contemporary, Tennessee Williams, for whom the interior world of his characters is more real than their social environ.
  • PARIS — Opening last week, "Un Tramway Nomm é D é sir," a French version of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Streetcar Named Desire," became the first work by an American playwright — or any non-European author — to enter the repertory of the Com é die Fran ç aise, the classic theater company founded by Louis XIV in 1680. French 'Streetcar' Takes a Detour Via Japan
  • The play aspires to the weight and import that American theatre had in the glory days of Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams.
  • Elia Kazan's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Baby Doll is quite possibly the steamiest, dirtiest film that doesn't have a single moment of nudity or a directly sexual line of dialogue. Films I Love #18: Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, 1956)
  • Spectacularly set atop a Tennessee mountain, it's a veritable factory of what Tennessee Williams might have referred to -- drawlingly, with a cigarette dangling -- as "gentlemen and women of substance. Southern Charm
  • Not all of Tennessee Williams's unpublished or forgotten playlets deserve staging.
  • Among the relatively new slang words: stella, "good-looking female," from stellar, "starlike, " improbably influenced by the shouted name of Stanley Kowalski's wife in Tennessee Williams's "Streetcar Named Desire." A synonym is shorty or shawty, imported from vintage hip-hop for "girlfriend of any height." Such attractiveness is the opposite of the fast-fading butterface ("Great body, but her face .... "), and a less-than-good-looking male or female is a blockamore, who "only looks good from a block or more. Old NY Times Writers Trying To Understand How “The Kids” Talk Is, Like, Totes Adorkable | Best Week Ever
  • Considered as Tennessee Williams' first well-known book as well as the masterpiece in American drama history, The Glass Menagerie received wide attention from the critics.
  • In 1938, a young Tennessee Williams earned his keep waiting on tables in nearby Toulouse Street.
  • As a middle-class writer, Tennessee Williams spends almost all his life in the South.
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