Lanford Wilson | Interview by Lanford Wilson and David Savran

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Lanford Wilson.
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Interview by Lanford Wilson and David Savran

SOURCE: Wilson, Lanford, and David Savran. “Lanford Wilson.” In In Their Own Words: Contemporary American Playwrights, pp. 306-20. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1988.

In the following interview, originally conducted December 1, 1986, Wilson discusses his early theatrical experiences, influences, and writing style.

Born in Lebanon, Missouri, in 1937, Lanford Wilson was five when his parents divorced. His father moved to California (he wasn't to see him again for thirteen years) and he lived with his mother in a succession of rented houses before going to Chicago in 1956. There he took several jobs and finally moved to New York to become a playwright. Working at the Caffe Cino, Wilson quickly became one of the most active figures in the Off-Off Broadway movement of the mid-sixties. There, in 1964, he enjoyed his first major success with The Madness...

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