Theater: Women Alone

CREVE COEUR by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was lionized this past week at the second annual Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, S.C., but there was more to it than celebrity worship. Williams was on the receiving end of a wave length of personal affection that surely extends far beyond Charleston. It is not difficult to guess why. Over many years, and in all of his plays, Williams has brought to his characters, who are wounded in heart and bruised in spirit, the healing hands of a dramatic poet of great compassion.

That compassion...

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