Tennessee Williams’ Exhibit Now on Display in the Rare Books and Manuscript Library

Currently in the Kempner Gallery in the Rare Books and Manuscript Library is "This Is: Tennessee Willams & Friends," an exhibit featuring a wide range of scripts, paintings, and treasured items belonging to Tennessee Williams over the course of his life. In honor of this exhibit, which runs until July 1, two special events are being held at Butler Library.

  • On April 18, at 6pm, a panel moderated by Williams’ editor Thomas Keith on “The Late Plays of Tennessee Williams” will feature a discussion with notable Williams’ scholars Annette Saddick and David Savran, Travis Chamberlain, director of the New York City premiere of “Green Eyes,” and director and curator of the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, David Kaplan. The event will be held in Butler Library, room 523.
  • On May 2, at 6pm, John Lahr, senior drama critic for The New Yorker, will give a lecture on “Tennessee Williams and the Out-Crying Heart,” exploring the origins of Williams’ dramatic voice and how it changed over the course of his career. The lecture will be held in the Lecture Hall of the School of Journalism. Both events are free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there!