Professor Albert Devlin, a natural storyteller, sits back in his chair, crosses his arms, and proceeds to describe the fortuitous events that changed the trajectory of his professional life—that is, when in 1995 the estate of playwright Tennessee Williams placed the collection of his correspondence in the hands of Devlin and Nancy Tischler, professor emerita at Pennsylvania State University, giving them permission to edit these precious materials.
Miller performs eight short pieces of Tennessee Williams letters as edited by Albert Develin, Professor of English. Miller is accompanied by singer and professional actress, Jennifer Gray.
MIller talks about how he got involved in the performance of the letters of Tennessee Williams.
Devlin briefly discusses the difference in the writing styles between Williams and Kazan.
Having finished the first two volumes of letters of Tennessee Williams, Devlin discusses how he is now beginning his approach to the collection of letters by Elia Kazan.
Devlin continues to discuss performances of Tennessee Williams’ letters and how Steve Lawson of New Your City Center scripted and staged them.
Devlin disscusses various performances of his works by actors such as Sean Leonard and Richard Thomas.