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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Tennessee Williams Invented Blanche DuBois

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In Follies of God, Grissom describes how Williams came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, and his other characters that transformed American theater.

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The Takeaway

Lost Tennessee Williams Horror Story Surfaces

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Strand Magazine's Andrew Gulli is something of a detective when it comes to lost literature. His latest discovery is a never-before published horror story by Tennessee Williams.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Hidden Drama in the Life of One of the Country's Best Playwrights, Tennessee Williams

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tennessee Williams's plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tennessee Williams' Hidden Drama

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tennessee Williams's plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. 

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The Takeaway

Never-Published Tennessee Williams Story Surfaces

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drunken antics and foiled romance mark Williams’ campus story that sat on a shelf for years. But its new publisher says it showed signs of the genius to come.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Glass Menagerie"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones talks about playing Amanda Wingfield in the American Repertory Theater production of Tennessee Williams’ "The Glass Menagerie." She's joined by Celia Keenan-Bolger, who plays Laura, and Brian J. Smith who plays Jim, the Gentleman Caller. It’s playing at the Booth Theater through February 23.

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Around Broadway

Scarlett Johansson Headlines a New Broadway 'Cat'

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if the latest Broadway “Cat” is hot, or not.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

 

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Talk to Me

Talk to Me: Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The centennial of Williams' birth was honored in a three-part series at the Museum of Arts and Design called The Kindness of Strangeness.

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