Tennessee Williams Accomplishments

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“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” - Tennessee Williams. Tennessee Williams is one of the greatest playwrights to ever live. He helped make Mississippi a place to learn literature and writing. He is considered a major mid twentieth century playwrights. Tennessee Williams endured many trials and errors but these events made him one of Mississippi’s best playwrights of all time.
Tennessee Williams or his original name Thomas Lanter Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi(“Tennessee Williams”). He is the son of Cornelius and Edwina Williams and the second child of three kids(“Tennessee Williams”). His father loved work more than his family and he was a gambler and an alcoholic and due
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His top three plays are A Streetcar named Desire,Summer and Smoke, and The Glass Menagerie. Sadly Plays that followed after A Streetcar Named Desire never had the same success(“Tennessee Williams Biography”). Now the inspiration for his plays is that he used his childhood experiences to write his plays, and his plays were mainly about pride, greed, lust, and so much more. Tennessee Williams dramas are exchange of living in the South. Also he's see men as nothing more than lonely, incomplete human beings. Now Tennessee also wrote novels. His novel “The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone” and the three short stories that followed brought in a bigger and wider audience. Later on he did more plays and some movie productions(“Tennessee Williams Biography”). He directed movies like Baby Doll, Orpheus Descending, and the other titles are about his personal life or personal problems(“Tennessee Williams Biography”).His later movie hits were Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of…show more content…
In the year 1975 he produced his last play/novel “Memoirs”. This novel/play mainly talked about his life and the afflictions he faced over years(“Tennessee Williams”). He described his own problems with drugs, alcohol, and his homosexuality(“Tennessee Williams Biography”). But sadly his depression and internal struggle got the best of him. Sadly Tennessee Williams or his original name Thomas Lanter Williams died in a New York City Hotel room on February 25, 1983(“Tennessee Williams”).
“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” - Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Tennessee Williams work and literature he made Mississippi a place of writing. He made the south a place of learning considered the fact that he is one of the best playwrights of Mississippi. Tennessee Williams endured many trials and errors but these events made him one of Mississippi’s best playwrights of all
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