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  • REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr

    REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr
    Any biographer entering a crowded field — and the life and work of the great playwright Tennessee Williams is hardly virgin territory, given the confessional diaries, the innumerable extant letters, the documentary films, the previous analyses of his iconic American dramas — must make a case for the definitive nature of his or her work. Why would you go to the trouble of writing such a book if you didn't think there was a palpable need? Any biographer worth reading thinks he can make sense of a singular creative life better than all those other pretenders, irrespective of the graciousness of the acknowledgments.
  • The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book

    The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book
    One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written that won't resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let's savor John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," a work that is scintillating on the...

    Olympia Dukakis To Play Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires

    Olympia Dukakis To Play  Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires
    There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.” Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...

    Marcus Gardley Named Aetna Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage

    Marcus Gardley Named Aetna Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage
    Playwright-poet Marcus Gardley will be the Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage during the 2011-2012 season.  Gardley was awarded the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright.  He was recently chosen as one of “50 writers to watch&...

    Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage

    Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage
    Christopher Baker, senior dramaturg, and Hana S. Sharif, associate artistic director, will leave Hartford Stage this month to pursue other facets of their careers, according to an announcement artistic director Darko Tresnjak made to the staff. Baker...