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The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams
(November 2002)
The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. 1, 1920-1945
(September 2002)
The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams
(April 2002)
Tennessee Williams and the South, by Kenneth W. Holditch and Richard Freeman Leavitt
(April 2002)
The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. 1, 1920-1945
(November 2000)
Not About Nightingales
(June 1998)
The Glass Menagerie
(March 1998)
The Notebook of Trigorin: A Free Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull
(November 1997)

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Tennessee Williams:

Biographical Sources:
  • Leverich, Lyle. Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995.
  • Rader, Doston. Tennessee, Cry of the Heart. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985.
  • Smith, Bruce. Costly Performances: Tennessee Williams: The Last Stage. New York: Paragon House, 1990; Author’s Choice Press, 2000. Online information at www.costlyperformances.com.
  • Spoto, Donald. The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. New York: Little Brown, 1985.

Journals, Conferences, and Newsletters:

Selected Criticism:

  • Adler, Jacob H. “The Rose and the Fox: Notes on Southern Drama.” In South: Modern Southern Literature in its Cultural Setting. Ed. Louis D. Rubin and R.D. Jacobs. Garden City, 1960. 349-75.
  • Asibong, Emmanuel B. Tennessee Williams: The Tragic Tension. Devon: Stockwell, 1978.
  • Boxill, Roger. Tennessee Williams. New York: St. Martin’s, 1987.
  • Crandell, George, ed. The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996.
  • Devlin, Albert J., ed. Conversations with Tennessee Williams. Jackson (Miss.): UP of Mississippi, 1986.
  • Falk, Signi L. Tennessee Williams. New York: Twayne. Boston: Twayne, 1978.
  • Fleche, Anne. Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. Dramatic Realism. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1997.
  • Fritscher, John J. Love and Death in Tennessee Williams: A Study of His Theology and Philosophy. Dissertation. Loyola University, 1968. Online at www.JackFritscher.com
  • Gunn, Drewey Wayne. Tennessee Williams: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1980.
  • Higginbotham, Scott McVea. “The Pure-Stringed Instrument of My Heart:” A Study of the Poet Figures in the Plays of Tennessee Williams. Thesis. U Mississippi P, 1992.
  • Horst, Franz. American Playwrights and Drama. New York: Hill, 1965.
  • Jackson, Esther M. “The Problem of Form in the Drama of Tennessee Williams.” College Language Association Journal 4 (Sept.) 1960: 8-21.
  • Johnston, Monica Carolyn. Tennessee Williams and American Realism. Berkeley: U of California Berkeley, 1987.
  • Kolin, Philip C., ed. Confronting Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire: Essays in Critical Pluralism. Westport, Conn,: Greenwood, 1993.
  • Leavitt, Richard F. The World of Tennessee Williams. London: W.H. Allen, 1978.
  • Londre, Felicia Hardison. Tennessee Williams. New York: Ungar, 1979.
  • Lumley, Frederick. “Broadway Cortege—Tennessee Williams and Authur Miller.” In Trends in 20th Century Drama. London: Oxford UP, 1956. 184-93.
  • McCann, John. S. The Critical Reputation of Tennessee Williams: A Reference Guide. Boston: Hall, 1983.
  • Miller, Jordan Y., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1971.
  • Nelson, Benjamin. Tennessee Williams: The Man and His Work. New York: Obolensky, 1961.
  • Phillips, Gene D. The Films of Tennessee Williams. Philadelphia: Art Alliance, 1980.
  • Presley, Delma Eugene. The Glass Menagerie: An American Memory. Boston: Twayne, 1990.
  • Rader, Doston. Tennessee, Cry of the Heart. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1985.
  • Reed, Rex. People Are Crazy Here. New York: Delacorte, 1974.
  • Rouse, Sarah A. Tennessee Williams. Jackson: Mississippi Library Commission, 1976.
  • Saddik, Annette J. Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999.
  • Spoto, Donald. The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. New York: Ballentine, 1986.
  • Stanton, Stephen S., ed. Tennessee Williams: A collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1977.
  • Tharpe, Jac, ed. Tennessee Williams: A Tribute. Jackson: U Mississippi P, 1977.
  • Tischler, Nancy M. “’The Distorted Mirror: Tennessee Williams’ Self-Portraits.” Mississippi Quarterly 25 (Fall) 1972: 389-403.
  • ---. Tennessee Williams: Rebellious Puritan. New York: Citadel, 1961.

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