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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr
In conversation with Armistead Maupin
October 7, 2014

In his thrilling new biography, Lahr—longtime New Yorker theater critic–gives intimate access to the life and mind of Williams- shedding new light on his warring family, his lobotomized sister, his sexuality, and his misreported death. In the sensational saga of Williams’ rise and fall, Lahr captures his tempestuous public persona and backstage life where Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan and others had scintillating walk-on parts. Maupin joins Lahr for a fascinating conversation about one of the most brilliant playwrights of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation’s sense of itself.

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