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"