Download or read book Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams PDF or another Format written by Greta Heintzelman and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Author : Thomas Adler
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2012-12-07
ISBN 10 : 9781137292834
Pages : 176 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (137 users)
Download or read book Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof PDF or another Format written by Thomas Adler and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-12-07 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) are major plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America's most significant dramatists. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: - Charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day - Provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues - Examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike.
Download or read book Bloom's How to Write about Tennessee Williams PDF or another Format written by Jennifer Banach and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.
Download or read book Tennessee Williams PDF or another Format written by Paul Ibell and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2016-09-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few writers have brought more of their life into their works than famed playwright Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III. His characters have often served as proxies for himself, his mother, and especially his tragically unstable sister, Rose, who many consider to be the inspiration for Williams’s iconic female leads Blanche DuBois and Laura Wingfield. In this gripping new biography, Paul Ibell looks at Williams as a poet, playwright, brother, homosexual, alcoholic, drug addict, and, ultimately, a deeply passionate soul whose operatically intense plays were a vibrant reflection of life. Ibell discusses Williams’s early plays that have become household names: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. But he also rescues Williams’s later works from critical obscurity, uncovering overlooked values in them. He explores the importance of Europe on the Southerner’s imagination, following Williams and his companion—Gore Vidal—through holiday after holiday in Italy; and he looks, especially, at the theme for which Williams became most known: the power of sexual attraction and the tragedy of its loss when we—as we all must do—grow old. Punchy, accessible, and fabulously illuminating, this critical biography is a must-read for any admirer of American theater, literature, or the passionate lives of those who define them.
Download or read book The Theatre of Tennessee Williams PDF or another Format written by Brenda Murphy and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for students of English Literature, Theatre Studies and American Studies at college and university, The Theatre of Tennessee Williams provides a lucid and stimulating analysis of Willams' dramatic work by one of America's leading scholars. With the centennial of his birth celebrated amid a flurry of conferences devoted to his work in 2011, and his plays a central part of any literature and drama curriculum and uibiquitous in theatre repertoires, he remains a giant of twentieth century literature and drama. In Brenda Murphy's major study of his work she examines his life and career and provides an analysis of more than a score of his key plays, including in-depth studies of major works such as A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and others. She traces the artist figure who features in many of Williams' plays to broaden the discussion beyond the normal reference points. As with other volumes in Methuen Drama's Critical Companions series, this book features too essays by Bruce McConachie, John S. Bak, Felicia Hardison Londré and Annette Saddik, offering perspectives on different aspects of Williams' work that will assist students in their own critical thinking.
Author : S. E. Gontarski
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release Date : 2021-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9781785276897
Pages : 250 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (785 users)
Download or read book Tennessee Williams, T-shirt Modernism and the Refashionings of Theater PDF or another Format written by S. E. Gontarski and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2021-07-06 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tennessee Williams, T-shirt Modernism and the Refashionings of Theater reappraises the received wisdom that Williams’s work fell into decline in the late 1960 as the Naturalism he was associated with, not always through his own choice, was replaced by European theatrical experimentalism and as culture saw a lifting of sexual restrictions. It suggests, instead, that Williams was always experimental, always more Chekhov than Ibsen, a lyrical playwright inflected with the poetry of Harte Crane, and that his late plays are as central to Williams’s reshaping of American theater as those works of the immediate post–World War II era that brought him fame and fortune. Its general aim, then, is to engage the perception that “Tennessee Williams is the greatest unknown playwright America has produced” (David Savran, City University of New York). In many respects the work of Tennessee Williams, after a protracted period of neglect, is primed for reappraisal , reinterpretations and, subsequently, re-stagings. This work is part of that process, academically at very least, but performatively as well as academic reinterest often regenerates theatrical reinterest.
Download or read book The Metatheater of Tennessee Williams PDF or another Format written by Laura Michiels and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tennessee Williams' characters set the stage for their own dramas. Blanche DuBois (A Streetcar Named Desire), arrived at her sister's apartment with an entire trunk of costumes and props. Amanda Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie) directed her son on how to eat and tries to make her daughter act like a Southern Belle. This book argues for the persistence of one metatheatrical strategy running throughout Williams' entire oeuvre: each play stages the process through which it came into being--and this process consists of a variation on repetition combined with transformation. Each chapter takes a detailed reading of one play and its variation on repetition and transformation. Specific topics include reproduction in Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), mediation in Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981), and how the playwright frequently recycled previous works of art, including his own.
Download or read book Critical Companion to Arthur Miller PDF or another Format written by Susan C. W. Abbotson and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the life and works of Arthur Miller, including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Miller lived and wrote about, and biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries.
Download or read book The Glass Menagerie PDF or another Format written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study guide to Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie.
Download or read book Old Stories, New Readings PDF or another Format written by Miriam López-Rodríguez and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether imaginary or based on real events, stories are at the core of any culture. Regardless of their length, their rhetoric strategies, or their style, humans tell stories to each other to express their innermost fears and needs, to establish a point within an argument, or to engage their listeners in a fabricated composition. Stories can also serve other purposes, such as being used for entertainment, for education or for the preservation of certain cultural traits. Storytelling is at the heart of human interaction, and, as such, can foster a dialogic narrative between the person creating the story and their audience. In literature, this dialogue has been traditionally associated with narrative in general, and with the novel in particular. However, other genres also make use of storytelling, including drama. This volume explores the ways in which American theatre from all eras deals with this: how stories are told onstage, what kinds of stories are recorded in dramatic texts, and how previously neglected realities have gained attention through the American playwright’s telling, or retelling, of an event or action. The stories unfolded in American drama follow recent narratology theories, particularly in the sense that there is a greater preference for those so-called small stories over big stories. Despite the increase in the production of this type of texts and the growing interest in them in the field of narratology, small stories are literary episodes that have been granted less critical attention, particularly in the analysis of drama. As such, this volume fills a void in the study of the stories presented on the American stage.
Author : Nicola Onyett
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2016-03-21
ISBN 10 : 9781471853746
Pages : 112 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (471 users)
Download or read book Study and Revise for AS/A-level: A Streetcar Named Desire PDF or another Format written by Nicola Onyett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-03-21 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise A Streetcar Named Desire throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of A Streetcar Named Desire as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay
Author : Nicola Onyett
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2012-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9781444153767
Pages : 96 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (444 users)
Download or read book Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): A Streetcar Named Desire PDF or another Format written by Nicola Onyett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes PLUS FREE REVISION RESOURCES at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline, including a glossary of literary terms and concepts, revision advice, sample essays with student answers and examiners comments, interactive questions, revision podcasts, flash cards and spider diagrams, links to unmissable websites, and answers to tasks set in the guide.
Download or read book Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie PDF or another Format written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.
Download or read book Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston PDF or another Format written by Sharon Lynette Jones and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zora Neale Hurston, one the first great African-American novelists, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an inspiration for future generations of writers. Widely studied in high school literature courses, her novels are admired for their depiction of Southern black culture and their strong female characters. Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston is a reliable and up-to-date resource for high school and college-level students, providing reliable information on Hurston's life and work. This new volume covers all her writings, including Their Eyes Were Watching God; her landmark works of folklore and anthropology, such as Mules and Men; and shorter works, such as her story The Gilded Six-Bits.
Author : James Fisher
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release Date : 2011-06-01
ISBN 10 : 0810879506
Pages : 1002 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (879 users)
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater PDF or another Format written by James Fisher and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 1002 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.
Download or read book Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill PDF or another Format written by Robert M. Dowling and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 831 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eugene O'Neill is widely considered the greatest American dramatist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, O'Neill also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career.Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill explores the personal, historical, and artistic influences that combined to form such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, Hughie, and--arguably the finest tragedy ever written by an American--Long Day's Journey into Night. Ideal for high school and college-level students, this new book covers all of O'Neill's works, as well as detailed entries on his life and related people, places, and topics.Entries include:
Author : Elizabeth L. Wollman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2017-09-21
ISBN 10 : 9781472510488
Pages : 312 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (472 users)
Download or read book A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth L. Wollman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies. It traces the history and development of the industry and art form in America with a particular focus on its artistic and commercial development in New York City from the early 20th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on commercial, artistic and cultural events that influenced the Broadway musical for an ever-renewing, increasingly broad and diverse audience: the Gilded Age, the Great Depression, the World War II era, the British invasion in the 1980s and the media age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Supplementary essays by leading scholars provide detailed focus on the American musical's production and preservation, as well as its influence on daily life on the local, national, and international levels. For students, these essays provide models of varying approaches and interpretation, equipping them with the skills and understanding to develop their own analysis of key productions.