New selected essays : where I live / Tennessee Williams ; introduction by John Lahr ; edited, with an afterword, by John S. Bak

Author(s): Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Subjects: Essays
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New Directions Book, 2009
Series: New Directions paperbook 1143
New Directions paperbook 1143
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xvi, 313 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / John Lahr
Essays
"Amor Perdido" or How It Feels to Become a Professional Playwright 3
Te Morituri Salutamus or An Author's Address to a First Night Audience 8
Preface to My Poems 11
The History of a Play (With Parentheses) 15
Notes to the Reader 25
The Author Tells Why it is Called The Glass Menagerie 27
A Playwright's Statement on Dallas's Theatre '45 Plans 29
The Catastrophe of Success 32
Chicago Arrival 37
Questions Without Answers 40
"Something Wild ..." 43
Carson McCullers's Reflections in a Golden Eye 48
A Writer's Quest for a Parnassus 54
The Timeless World of a Play 59
The Meaning of The Rose Tattoo 63
Facts About Me 65
Foreword to Camino Real 68
Afterword to Camino Real 71
Person-to-Person 73
Critic Says "Evasion," Writer Says "Mystery" 76
The Past, the Present, and the Perhaps 79
The World I Live In 83
Author and Director: A Delicate Situation 86
If The Writing Is Honest 90
Foreword to Sweet Bird of Youth 93
The Man In the Overstuffed Chair 97
Reflections on a Revival of a Controversial Fantasy 107
Tennessee Williams Presents His POV 109
Prelude to a Comedy 114
Five Fiery Ladies 117
Carson McCullers 121
A Summer of Discovery 123
The Agent as Catalyst 130
T. Williams's View of T. Bankhead 134
Grand 139
Slapstick Tragedy: A Preface 147
The Wolf and I 149
Happiness Is Relevant 153
"Tennessee, Never Talk to an Actress" 156
We Are Dissenters Now 160
Too Personal? 165
Homage to Key West 168
Let Me Hang It All Out 171
Where My Head is Now and Other Questions 175
The Blessings and Mixed Blessings of Workshop Productions 177
I Have Rewritten a Play For Artistic Purity 181
I Am Widely Regarded as the Ghost Of a Writer 184
The Misunderstandings and Fears of an Artist's Revolt 187
Miscellany: Reviews, Introductions, Appreciations, & Program Notes
A Reply to Mr. Nathan 193
An Appreciation: The Creator of The Glass Menagerie Pays Tribute to Laurette Taylor 195
An Appreciation of Hans Hofmann 197
An Allegory of Man and His Sahara, a review 198
A Movie by Cocteau . . ., a review 200
The Human Psyche - Alone, a review 202
Notes on the Filming of The Rose Tattoo 204
A Tribute from Tennessee Williams to "Heroic Tallulah Bankhead" 207
On Meeting a Young Writer 208
Concerning Eugene O'Neill 210
Tennessee Williams Talks about His Play In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel 211
Notes for The Two Character Flay 211
To William Inge: An Homage 213
W. H. Auden: A Few Reminiscences 216
Foreword to Jane Bowles's Feminine Wiles 217
Program Note for The Red Devil Battery Sign 218
Foreword to Dakin Williams's The Bar Bizarre 219
Homage to J. 219
Juvenilia and College Papers
Can a Good Wife Be a Good Sport? 223
High School Travel Articles
A Day at the Olympics 224
The Tomb of the Capuchins 225
A Flight over London 226
A Night in Venice 227
A Trip to Monte Carlo 229
The Ruins of Pompeii 230
A Tour of the Battle-fields of France 231
A Festival Night in Paris 232
The Almalfi Drive and Sorrento 234
The First Day Out 235
College Papers
Candida 236
Review of Two Plays by John M. Synge 238
Some Representative Plays of O'Neill And a Discussion of his Art 240
Is Fives 243
Birth of an Art (Anton Chekhov and the New Theatre) 246
Comments on the Nature of Artists with a few Specific References to the Case of Edgar Allan Poe 254
Afterword / John S. Bak 259
Acknowledgments 269
Abbreviations 270
Notes 271
A Complete List of Tennessee Williams's Non-fiction Prose Writings 293
Index 303
Added Titles: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 Where I live
Alternate Title(s): Essays.
Additional Authors: Bak, John S
Notes: LCCN: 2008052179
ISBN: 9780811217286 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0811217280 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-292) and index
Rev. and expanded ed. of: Where I live : selected essays. 1978
OCLC Number: 277040929
ISBN/ISSN: 9780811217286
0811217280