James Grissom, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.
James Grissom is the author of Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog. In 1982, Grissom spent five days with the great playwright, who had a task for him: go to all the actresses who were his muses over the years, and discuss what they meant to Williams. Williams died five months later, and starting in 1989, Grissom began the project of interviewing each of these actresses, plus actors and directors affiliated with Williams. This book, which examines both Williams’ work and the nature of acting, is the result. Recorded in August, 2015 in New York City. The book is recently available in trade paperback.
An shorter version of this interview aired on Bookwaves on October 15, 2015.