Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture


CANDY: Just imagine this place without queens in it. It would be absolutely barbaric. Look at the homes of normal married couples. No originality: modern mixed with period, everything bunched around a big TV set in the parlor. Mediocrity is the passion among them. Conformity. Convention. Now I know the faults of queens, nobody knows the faults of queens better than I do.

And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens …
(circa 1970, unpublished one-act play), by Tennessee Williams

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