A LOOK AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by Mike.--Ed. Steen

A LOOK AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These interviews, conducted by the author, who considers the playwright his ""beloved friend,"" are a large collection of pertinent curiosa. Here are most of the people who have been most closely connected with Williams and his work--directors, producers, actors and actresses...the leading theatre lights of a theatrical era that had the Actor's Studio as Bible with Tennessee providing most of the text. Karl Malden, Margaret Leighton, George Cukor, Hermione Baddeley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Deborah Kerr, Geraldine Page, Shelley Winters, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson and others chat about their personal and professional relationships with the man...irrepressible Shelley told him to shut up the first time she unwittingly met him; Anne Jackson found him ""downright mean at times."" They also discuss their own work and conceptions of his plays. Williams comes off as shy, delicate, disarming...an elusive, ephemeral yet fascinating figure caught in transitory glimpses here.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1969
Publisher: Hawthorn