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Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation

Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation

by Harry Rasky


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This is a story of the making of a friendship and a film. In the process, there emerges a dynamic, vibrant portrait of the man who is widely recognized as America's greatest playwright. When Harry Rasky, one of the most prolific and innovative documentary filmmakers, persuaded Tennessee Williams to become a subject of a film, Rasky stated in the opening narrative, In a sense this is a memory play about Tennessee Williams. What he once called the past, the present and the perhaps. Rasky recognized that he would have to find where William's head was. This is the story of how he went about doing just that, replete with all the laughter and lamentations that were experienced by them both in the process.

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ISBN-13: 9780889627031
Publisher: Mosaic Press NY
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Harry Rasky was one of Canada's most renowned documentary film makers. He was nominated for two Oscars and six Emmy Awards. The Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rasky is also the author of Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation (Mosaic Press 1986, reprinted in 2000, ISBN 978-0-88962-703-7), and his autobiography, The Three Harrys, (Mosaic Press, 1999, ISBN 978-088962-700-2). Harry Rasky died in 2007 at the age of 78.

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