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Tennessee Williams on 'Apparent Failure'

“Tennessee Williams felt that ‘apparent failure’ motivated him. He said it ‘sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.’ Many have heard that Thomas Edison told his assistant, incredulous at the inventor’s perseverance through millions of aborted attempts to create an incandescent light bulb, ‘I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ ‘Only one look is enough. 76 more words


The Bitch Slap Awards: or Gays and Grits

A friend of the Gay Blade of the heterosexual persuasion, Mr. John Beatty, brought this topic to my attention. Please read this article: http://dailycurrant.com/2014/05/05/study-links-homosexuality-to-eating-grits/ This may be the stupidest thing that the Gay Blade has ever read. 477 more words

Gay Culture Primer

Leonard Cohen Interview : Stina Dabrowski ( 2001, Part 3)

Leonard cohen  in this series says ” I guess it was Tennessee Williams who said ” “Life is a fairly well-written play, except for the third act “” . 1,739 more words

'Three Players Of A Summer Game' by Tennessee Williams

Three Players Of A Summer Game by Tennessee Williams, 1952

The magic trick:

Telling the story through the eyes of a neighbor

This story recalls to mind both a story SSMT discussed last summer – Peter Taylor’s masterful… 324 more words


A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

Another tour de force performance by Deborah Hay as Dorothea, the romantic, seduced by false promises, many of which she has invented herself.

Kate Hennig was the perfect foil as the plain but practical Brody, convinced that Dorothea should marry her brother and live a practical life. 41 more words

Shaw 2014

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: James Dacre does it again

James Dacre’s take on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Northern Stage is thoroughly faithful to the script, and yet is staged in a way that make the plays its own to great effect. 1,161 more words