People: Aug. 6, 1965

Playwright Tennessee Williams, 51, who likes to claim that his deepest compassion is reserved for things "not meant to win," feels very compassionate about The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. After having been stopped with it twice on Broadway, in 1963 and again in 1964, Williams took the religious allegory to the Actor's Workshop in San Francisco, labored for two weeks to clear the metaphysical boulders off the track. It didn't quite work out; the play remained disappointing and minor. On opening night after the first act, Williams nervously jumped from the...

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