(I apologize that this #CharlesWilliamsWednesday post is late; I couldn’t get a reliable internet connection earlier!)
More CW-related news!
1. The CW biography heralds a new age of CW-studies and popularity.
I have an odd feeling that with the biography nearly ready, your edition of this play, and David Dodds with a lot of important material all ready to publish if someone will take it on, we are about to enter a completely new era of Williams criticism and appreciation. I often recall that in 1923, when he was lamenting his lack of success, Milford – Williams said – ‘offered me a reputation in the 21st century’. Is it possible that there was something prophetic about that? It would be good to think so!
2. Ron Reed of Pacific Theatre (
@RonReedPT) is writing a play about C. S. Lewis’s friendships! We had a glorious conversation at the Taylor Colloquium back in 2012; we talked a lot about what’s weird and crazy and bizarre in Williams’s writing. Later, he asked me, “What do you think Williams got right?” I could only think of two-and-a-half things off the top of my head, but later I thought of several. I’ll put these up as their own post some time. Ron’s idea is to explore how CSL formed intense, passionate friendship, but let these cool and fade as time went by: with Arthur Greeves, Owen Barfield, J. R. R. Tolkien, and finally CW.