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Williams (Tennessee) papers
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Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983) was born in Columbus, Missouri. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire , and another in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many of his plays were adapted for the screen. His works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several screenplays, and a volume of memoirs. The collection contains manuscripts of several of Williams' published and unpublished plays, play fragments, short stories, screen scenarios, and poems.
Background
Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. His first major success came with the 1945 Broadway premiere of The Glass Menagerie. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire and another in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Williams adapted a number of his plays for the screen, and his works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several screenplays, and a volume of memoirs. Williams died on February 25, 1983 in New York City.
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0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
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