Tennessee Williams Annual Review 2011


The Historic New Orleans Collection 2016
softcover • 6" × 9" • 140 pp.
21 b/w images
ISSN 1097-6035

The 2011 issue of TWAR offers readers an intimate encounter with America’s great playwright in this, his centennial year. The journal opens with Sacre du Printemps, a never-before-published one-act play in which a young Williams experiments with themes—love, loyalty, and the transcendence of art—later explored in such early works as Stairs to the Roof and Spring Storm. A memoir by the late playwright Jess Gregg takes readers behind the scenes as legendary director Elia Kazan struggles to bring Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Broadway. Scholar Shelley Akers analyzes Williams’s confessional novel Moise and the World of Reason. And a selection of illustrations from the Hirschfeld Foundation’s collection complements the exhibition Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams.