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7 Greatest Plays on Film

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Something went gloriously awry when Elia Kazan staged Tennessee Williams' poetic parable of antique Southern illusions colliding with...

THEATER: THE KINDNESS OF FOREIGNERS

As an associate director at the Royal Shakespeare Company back in the early '80s, Howard Davies earned his stripes by staging such Bard classics as Macbeth and...

BOOKS: THE GRAND DISSEMBLER

THINK OF ALL THE LIES I GOT TO put up with!" bellows Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He's a cantankerous colossus--a self-made cotton...

More Heat Than Desire

TITLE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE AUTHOR: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS WHERE: BROADWAY THE BOTTOM LINE: Star power isn't enough to get this vehicle rolling. WHEN A CRITIC...

Theater: A Realm of Inspired Ritual

ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams Peter Hall neither writes plays nor acts in them, yet no history of the postwar British stage could run much longer than...

Theater: Apparitions and Cakewalkers

WILL MR. MERRI WETHER RETURN FROM MEMPHIS? by Tennessee Williams Cities usually have mayors, but Key West, Fla., has a king—Tennessee Williams. On Jan. 24 the...

New Plays: Torpid Tennessee

Tennessee Williams is lying on the sickbed of his formidable talent. Ever since The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, his work has become increasingly...

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