Ask the Stage Directions

Tennessee Williams is well-known for the poetry in his characters’ dialogue, but many who see his plays performed in theaters around the world never get to appreciate the incredible poetry in his stage directions. Fewer still understand just how helpful his stage directions can really be – and not just for the designers.

This week’s edition of The Onion changes all that with “Ask the Stage Directions to Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

More on this, and a more serious look at Williams’ stage directions, soon – but this article is too funny to pass up. Thanks to Sarah for pointing it out to me.


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