When Tennessee was Tom: Tennessee Williams’ Youth in St. Louis and Its Effect on His Writing
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! This is an interesting look into Tennessee Williams’ life and how he used his life in his writing.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Biography-22**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Students should read the Glass Menagerie, research Tennessee Williams’ life and then find where these two align.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.