Williams Collection
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This item is located in the William G. B. Carson Collection (WTU00023), Accrual 3, Series I. Scripts, Box 3/folder21.


Typescript carbon, 19 pp. Dated [1937]. Script is in a Washington University exam folder. Script has some revisions in ink, and includes a list of props and sound effects on the recto of the last page. There is no way of determining whether these auto revisions are in Williams' hand or not. This copy appears to be an earlier version of a bound typescript carbon draft also filed in Miscellany, Williams.

Tennessee Williams was a student in W.G.B. Carson's 1936-1937 English XVI class on playwriting. Each year three plays were selected by a jury to be produced the following year by Thyrsus, the dramatic club. Williams was upset when his play was not one of the three chosen for production, although the play was later used as a St. Louis radio production.