The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and Sweet Bird of Youth, Williams’s two meditations on braving mortality, loneliness, and fear, feature heroines that have been played by larger-than-life stars such as Tallulah Bankhead (in Milk Train) and Elizabeth Taylor (in film adaptations of both plays). Bankhead’s and Taylor’s outlandish performances have propelled these works to an almost cult status, and a closer appraisal suggests that Williams created Flora Goforth and Alexandra Del Lago with himself in mind. Join our conversation to explore both stage and screen versions of these two plays. Panelists: Will Brantley, Leslie Castay, Mel. Cook, Augustin J Correro. Moderator: Katherine Weiss.
SAT 3/25 11:30 AM
Williams Research Center