Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell is professor emeritus at the University of llinois Urbana-Champaign. He has directed all of Williams’s early full-length plays and adapted several of Williams’s unpublished short stories for the stage.

The Caterpillar Dogs and Other Early Stories

Fiction by Tennessee Williams

With a contribution by Tom Mitchell

These tales were penned by one Thomas Lanier Williams of Missouri before he became a successful playwright, and yet his voice is unmistakable. The reliable idiosyncrasies and quiet dignity of Williams’s eccentrics are already present in his characters. Consider the diminutive octogenarian of “The Caterpillar Dogs,” who may have just met her match in a pair of laughing Pekinese that refuse to obey; the retired, small-town evangelist in “Every Friday Nite is Kiddies Nite,” who wears bright-colored pajamas and receives a message from God to move to St.…
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