Joe Stockdale has had a long and distinguished career in theater, with a special emphasis on the works of Tennessee Williams. Dean emeritus of the Theatre &Film division, School of the Arts at SUNY, Purchase, N.Y. where he helped launch the careers of dozens of successful actors and actresses, he’d earlier been professor of theater at Purdue University, and artistic director of the LORT Purdue Professional Theatre. He’s written extensively for such theater publications as Dramatists, Equity, TheaterWeek, and Playbill, and is the author of The Man in the Spangled Pants and co-author of The Architecture of Drama. Taking Tennessee to Hart, his first novel, was originally written as a play. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife, Robin.
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Taking Tennessee to Hart
by Joe Stockdale
This picaresque comic caper follows the actions of a devoted trio of grave robbers, dedicated to fulfilling a request Tennessee Williams made in a codicil to his will--that he be buried at sea near where the poet Hart Crane jumped to his death. A fast-paced lively novel, Taking Tennessee to Hart will delight readers whether or not they are familiar with the great playwright's works.
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