Thomas Lanier Williams III , known by his pen name Tennessee Williams, was an American playwright. Along with contemporaries Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.
As an author of southern gothic and memory literature, Williams had a significant impact on theater and has been established as one of America’s most successful playwrights. Moreover, he brought symbolism and poetic language to the stage as his writing evolved.
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