John Lahr On Tennessee Williams

John Lahr On Tennessee Williams

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2014

Tennessee Williams' work, famous for its tense emotional truths and spiritual transformation of the self, ushered in - as Arthur Miller declared - 'a revolution' in American theatre. John Lahr, former New Yorker theatre critic and biographer of Williams, discusses one of America's most fascinating playwrights' life and work in this special event with film clips.

Speaker Biography

John Lahr was the senior drama critic for the New Yorker for twenty years. He is a critic, novelist and biographer and is the author of seventeen books, including Notes on a Cowardly Lion, the biography of Bert Lahr, and Prick Up Your Ears, the biography of Joe Orton, which was made into a film in collaboration with Alan Bennett. Lahr has also written for the theatre and for film, receiving a Tony Award for his work - the first for a critic. His short film Sticky My Fingers, Fleet My Feet was directed by John Hancock and nominated for an Academy Award in 1971.

Ticket prices: £8.50 full / £6.50 concessions. This event is followed by a book signing.

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