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Crisis point is reached as Williams writes the Sweet Bird of Youth. Concluded by Damien Lewis, Trevor White and Elaine Claxton.

Drink and pills lead Tennessee Williams to crisis point. His troubled relationship with Frank Merlo is reflected in a new play, Sweet Bird of Youth.

John Lahr's evocative biography of America's great playwright.

Read by Damian Lewis with Trevor White as the voice of Tennessee Williams.

With the voices of Elaine Claxton, Bettrys Jones and Ian Conningham.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.

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15 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Aug 2019 02:45


Role Contributor
Reader Damian Lewis
Reader Trevor White
Reader Elaine Claxton
Reader Bettrys Jones
Reader Ian Conningham
Producer Elizabeth Allard
Abridger Richard Hamilton
Author John Lahr


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