Tennessee Williams’s “Blue Song” The famous American playwright left St. Louis, but St. Louis never left him.

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Matthew Roudané

Matthew Roudané, Regents’ Professor of English and Theater at Georgia State University, Atlanta, has published fourteen books on various aspects of American Drama, including The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams (Cambridge UP, 1997). As Advisory Series Editor for Methuen Drama, Student Editions (London), Roudané also oversaw the publication of Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, edited by Philip C. Kolin, and Williams’s Sweet Bird of Youth, edited by Katherine Weiss. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including The Tennessee Williams Annual Review.