Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Setting

John Lahr
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St. Louis

St. Louis was where Tennessee Williams spent much of his adolescence, having moved there with his family from Memphis. It was in St. Louis that Williams worked nights in the warehouse of the shoe company where his father worked. Much of the atmospherics of "The Glass Menagerie" derived from his experiences in St. Louis.

New Orleans

Tennessee lived for a considerable portion of his adult life in New Orleans, by choice, because he liked its freedom and vitality. "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" owe their locale to New Orleans.

New York

New York City is where Williams had his first big success with "The Glass Menagerie." It is also the city often thought of as the cultural capitol of America and is the home of Broadway, where stage productions live or die. Williams lived intermittently in New York while he had...

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