Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Welcomes Special Guest Scholar

PROVINCETOWN – The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced that Felicia Hardison Londre, professor of theater at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as the special guest scholar at the sixth annual Tennessee Williams Institute.

The University-level symposium is being offered during the festival from September 20-24.

Londre, who specializes in Shakespearean dramaturgy as well as 19th and 20th century American, French and Russian theater history, will provide a rich and valuable perspective for graduate student scholars enrolled in TWI.

Londre will attend performances alongside students, as well as lead and participate in discussions of this year’s theme, Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare, in a workshop setting.

This year’s festival will afford Londre the chance to study and discuss the intersections of Williams and Shakespeare plays in a week-long seminar environment.

Londre says that she has not previously had the opportunity to do this but anticipates some rich conversation.

In the intensely personal writing of Williams, tracking these themes is “complicated by the author’s tendency to revise his writing over long periods of time,” according to Londre.

She further writes that Williams’ perennial obsessions and concerns are seen developing throughout his work, from 1936 to 1983.

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival was founded in 2006 in Provincetown, the birthplace of modern American theater, where Williams worked on many of his major plays during the 1940s.

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