Tennessee Williams

American playwright

1911   -   1983

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri, The New School
occupation: playwright, novelist, screenwriter, writer, poet, author
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, St. Louis Literary Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Presidential Medal of Freedom
position held: President of the Jury at the Cannes Festival
student of: Erwin Piscator
influenced by: Anton Chekhov, August Strindberg, D. H. Lawrence, Hart Crane

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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright. Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.After years of obscurity, at age 33 he became suddenly famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. This play closely reflected his own unhappy family background. It was the first of a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). With his later work, he attempted a new style that did not appeal to audiences. Increasing alcohol and drug dependence inhibited his creative expression. His drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on short lists of the finest American plays of the 20th century alongside Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.Much of Williams' most acclaimed work has been adapted for the cinema. He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays and a volume of memoirs. In 1979, four years before his death, Williams was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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works

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The Notebook of Trigorin

play written by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire

1947 play by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

1947

The Rose Tattoo

play by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

Suddenly, Last Summer

play written by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

Orpheus Descending

play written by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

A House Not Meant to Stand

play written by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

play written by Tennessee Williams

author: Tennessee Williams

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