Call it the Puritan contribution to our cultural heritage, but the notion that sublime spirituality is locked in an everlasting battle with primal sensuality remains a fundamental belief for many an American. Reflecting that history, playwrights have long questioned the allegedly opposed urges of the body and soul. Foremost among such artists was Tennessee Williams, whose work still smolders with repressed desire. A gay man who knew plenty about stifled yearnings, Williams brought personal insight to his work, portraying characters victimized by their own attraction.... More >>>