Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Tennessee Williams Book Club, ‘The Fugitive Kind’

Tennessee Williams book club
Courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Via Zoom, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s artistic director Bonnie J. Monte leads participants on a compelling exploration of the immense and diverse Williams canon. One of our nation’s greatest playwrights, he has created a wealth of characters and references that have become part of our daily vocabulary and the fabric of American culture. His poetic voice, vast collection of wounded souls, and his willingness to tackle taboo emotional and social issues have resulted in lasting dramas of great social import and impact.

During this six-week virtual series dubbed The Fugitive Kind: A Glimpse Into the World of Tennessee WilliamsMonte leads participants through the Williams universe, examining a variety of his plays, as well as some of his poetry and short stories in an attempt to unveil the complexity, size, and little-known literary treasures contained within the vast scope of his writings. Having had the opportunity to work with Williams in 1982 on a massive homage to his full body of work, Monte offers a unique insight into the man and his works. Guest artists will present readings of choice excerpts from his plays, and provide their own perspectives about his characters and the worlds they inhabit.

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Registration fees include all scripts and support materials. 

Event Information

  • Date: 01/19/2021 - 03/02/2021
  • Time: 7–9:30 pm, Tuesday nights
  • Ticket Info: Registration Fees: $375 for new participants $325 for returning students and STNJ subscribers
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