“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go”.
“Make voyages! – Attempt them! – there’s nothing else”.
Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright. Along with Eugene O’Neil and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th-century American drama.
He became famous with The glass Menagerie (1944), closely reflecting his own unhappy family background.
His most famous work, the drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on the short list of the finest American plays of the 20th century alongside Long Fay’s Journey and Death of a Salesman.
In 1948, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire and in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. These two plays were later filmed, with great success, by noted directors Elia Kazan (Streetcar), with whom Williams developed a very close artistic relationship, and Richard Brooks (Cat). Both plays included references to elements of Williams’s life such as homosexuality, mental instability, and alcoholism.