The Theater: Way Down Yonder in Tenn.

Playwright Tennessee Williams, 43, whose work surges with all manner of violence, from rape (A Streetcar Named Desire) to homosexualism and cannibalism (Garden District), last week took Associated Press Columnist Hal Boyle on a tour of the Williams psyche, on which a psychoanalyst is at work five times a week at $50 an hour. Observed Playwright Williams: "I find it immensely stimulating."

His treatments, Williams said, are helping his old "claustrophobia and a fear of suffocation. It was so bad that for a long time, when I went for a walk, I couldn't walk down a street unless I could see a...

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