Tennessee Williams

  • metta

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    Sep 04, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    Tennessee Williams

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    http://www.designcrushblog.com/2011/09/02/tennessee-williams-2/
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 04, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    A story on Wiilliams
    A few years ago I helped a friend move from New Orleans to Atlanta.
    He lived in the quarter in this amazing block of homes that all looked onto one another.
    The main house had this pool with a bronze sculpture of a gator. The two guys who owned the house used to rent the pool house to Williams. One morning they went to have coffee in the kitchen only to find Williams by the pool in pumps and a fur coat and nothing else. Tennessee Willams may have been our most important american playwrite ....but he is formost our first out, proud gay man.

    In his flamboyant way he is father to us all.

    Thank you Tennessee, we love you!
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    There is an anecdote about Williams and his then bf checking in to the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans in the 1950s and being told that the room they reserved only had one bed and why would 2 men have to share one bed? The answer was "So we can fuck."
    Today the Monteleone has a "Tennessee Williams Suite."
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    Sep 04, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    metta8 saidTennessee Williams

    Tennessee-Williams-Design-Crush.jpg

    http://www.designcrushblog.com/2011/09/02/tennessee-williams-2/



    How Very True.
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    Sep 04, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidThere is an anecdote about Williams and his then bf checking in to the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans in the 1950s and being told that the room they reserved only had one bed and why would 2 men have to share one bed? The answer was "So we can fuck."
    Today the Monteleone has a "Tennessee Williams Suite."


    OMG!!! That is hysterical!!

    A few years ago I was cast as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar named Desire" and I learned to LOVE Tennessee Williams. He was an absolute genius of language. This seems like hyperbole, but I am not exaggerating that EVERY SINGLE word has meaning. If you change any lines, you are affecting the plot later in the play.

    The movie is tremendously different from the play. The endings are completely different. In the play, Stanley is very much a bad guy... he is an animal, an instinctual animal. He isn't "evil", he just takes whatever he desires however he wants to and he is powerful enough that nobody can stop him. They recruited me to play the part because the theater didn't have anyone who could physically pull off the part.

    It was an amazing experience. I will tell you that I scared the shit out of the audience each night. I had a good friend who sent me a beautiful note that said, "your performance was fantastic, but I really cannot be around you for a while. I have to process it because it was so passionate and disturbing to me"

  • ATLANTIS7

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    Sep 04, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    I love all his works and l met him many moons ago when l was working at heathrow airport and he was going to Malaga on Iberia and he signed a boarding card for me which l still have somewhere. A real charming Man!

    Two days ago l watched vivien leigh in The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone which is on You Tube in 8 parts FAB!