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Thomas Lanier Williams Overview

born in: Columbus, Mississippi
lives in: New Orleans
Occupation - Playwright Williams, Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams), 1911–83, American dramatist, b. Columbus, Miss., grad. State Univ. of Iowa, 1938. One of America's foremost 20th-century playwrights and the author of more than 70 plays, he achieved his first successes with the... [more]

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“Amanda Wingfield, the old overbearing single mother who tries to live vicariously through her children. Her devotion to her children has made her ignorant of their wants and needs. Laura Wingfield, Amanda's daughter. She is slightly crippled and has an extra-sensitive mental condition. Tom Wingfield, Amanda's son. He works in a warehouse but aspires to be a writer. He feels both obligated toward and burdened by his family. Jim O'Connor, a workmate of Tom's and acquaintance of Laura in high school, he is also the physical representation of all Laura's desires. He is invited over to the Wingfield's house for dinner with the intent of being Laura's first gentleman caller. He seems like a dream come true for the Wingfields. Persons Not Represented: Mr. Wingfield, Amanda's absentee husband, he is represented by a large portrait on the set and is referred to frequently by Amanda”
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