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Carmen on Stage, Film, and Ice: A Little History

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A Note from Summer and Smoke Director Jack Cummings III

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Tennessee Williams: The Wine of Solitude

by Carolyn Vega Associate Curator, Literary and Historical Manuscripts, Morgan Library & Museum Tennessee Williams worked on early drafts of Summer and Smoke in the summer of 1946, while living …

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Victoria Myers for the interval

The Interval talks to Shariffa Ali and Victoria Clark about their visions for doing Strindberg in 2019, working in repertory, the pressure on female directors and more.

Photography by Tess Mayer

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