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Award Thursdays: Tennessee Williams

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“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.”
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire 

 

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), popularly known as Tennessee Williams has been synonymous with some of the most remarkable writings from the twentieth century. He wrote The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly, Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore and many others. He wrote plays, poetry, screenplays and memoirs. His writings reveal human suffering, love, obsession and human emotions on the whole.

 

Williams earned several accolades and literary awards such as the Pulitzer for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tony Award for The Rose Tattoo and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. It is no wonder why he is regarded as one of the most brilliant and marvelous playwrights of the twentieth century.
 

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vikramkarve
A Streetcar Named Desire is my all time favourite play. I have not read or seen a more hard hitting piece of drama.
Thu,Feb 7th 2013 3:53 AM