Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

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 ...

Author: Greta Heintzelman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108568

Category: Dramatists, American

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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.
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Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

An encyclopedic guide to the dramatist includes entries on Tennessee Williams's works and characters, influential people in his life, important places, and literary terms.

Author: Greta Heintzelman

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ISBN: 0816064296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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An encyclopedic guide to the dramatist includes entries on Tennessee Williams's works and characters, influential people in his life, important places, and literary terms.
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The Traveling Companion and Other Plays

"Collected here for the first time, these twelve plays embrace what Time magazine called "the four major concerns of Williams' dramatic imagination: loneliness, love, the violated heart and the valiancy of survival"--Back cover.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811217086

Category: Drama

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"Collected here for the first time, these twelve plays embrace what Time magazine called "the four major concerns of Williams' dramatic imagination: loneliness, love, the violated heart and the valiancy of survival"--Back cover.
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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams

The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide ...

Author: Stephen Bottoms

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472532442

Category: Drama

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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on four of Williams' plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers are wanting a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Williams' artistry. A chronology of the writer's life and work helps to situate all his works in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of Williams' writing, its recurrent themes and concerns and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on: * The context * Themes * Characters * Structure and language * The play in production (both on stage and screen adaptations) Questions for study, and notes on words and phrases in the text are also supplied to aid the reader. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Williams' greatest plays.
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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

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 ...

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 140814543X

Category: Literary Criticism

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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' play 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.
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Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams (New York: Facts on File, 2005). Kolin, Philip C. (ed.), Tennessee Williams: A Guide to Research and Performance ...

Author: Thomas P. Adler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137292834

Category: Performing Arts

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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.
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The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

Phillips , Gene D. The Films of Tennessee Williams . East Brunswick , NJ : Associated University ... The Glass Menagerie : Modern Critical Interpretations .

Author: Roudane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052149883X

Category: Drama

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This collection of thirteen original essays covers Williams's work from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s to his last play before his death in 1983.
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Student Companion to Tennessee Williams

The objective is to enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the work and to apply critical thinking skills to the act of reading .

Author: Nancy Marie Patterson Tischler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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Helps students understand why this playwright is now considered an American classic.
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Bloom s How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams: Everyone Else Is an Audience. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1993. Heintzelman, Greta. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams.

Author: Jennifer Banach

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127675

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

Smith-Howard, Alycia and Greta Heintzelman, Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (New York: Facts on File, ...

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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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.
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Critical Companion to Arthur Miller

The Diary of Anne Frank and Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He objects to the sentimentality of ... Hays, Peter L. “Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 518

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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.
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Tennessee Williams T shirt Modernism and the Refashionings of Theater

Tennessee Williams: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991. Heintzelman, Greta, and Alycia Smith-Howard. Critical Companion to Tennessee ...

Author: S. E. Gontarski

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785276897

Category: Drama

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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.
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The Metatheater of Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy, edited by P.E. Easterling, Cambridge UP, 1997, pp. ... Reprinted in The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams, ...

Author: Laura Michiels

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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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.
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The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard

In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and ...

Author: Roudane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777666

Category: Drama

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Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed on and off Broadway and in all the major regional American theatres. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and scholarly audience. In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard's life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a fascinating first-hand account of an exuberant and experimental personality.
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Critical Companion to William Faulkner

1897 William Cuthbert Falkner born (in New Albany, Mississippi, ... I begins James Joyce publishes Dubliners Tennessee Williams is born 1915 Falkner drops ...

Author: A. Nicholas Fargnoli

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108599

Category: Mississippi

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One of the greatest and most influential American writers, William Faulkner is remembered for novels and short stories thatexplore the complex culture and tragic legacy of the American South.Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Faulkner and his influentialworksOCo"As I Lay Dying"; "Light in August"; "The Sound and the Fury"; "Absalom, Absalom "; The Bear; and many othersOCoare studied all over the world. "Critical Companion to William Faulkner"OCoa"
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Aspects of Class in Select Plays by Tennessee Williams and Their Film Adaptations A Streetcar Named Desire Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sweet Bird of Youth

Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: B (2), University of Vienna (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), 213 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Tennessee Williams ...

Author: Sabine Rohrhofer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638713078

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: B (2), University of Vienna (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), 213 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Tennessee Williams is one of America's greatest playwrights whose talents of creating tension and atmosphere went beyond the metier of theatre and were convincing in the field of motion pictures, too. Elia Kazan, the successful theatre and film director, particularly admired the artist's gift of evoking emotions. In this thesis, however, I shall not attempt at evaluating Williams's total works. Rather, my object is a comparative analysis of select plays by Tennessee Williams and of their film adaptations: A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, 1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955, 1958), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959, 1962). Special attention has been given to examining the social differences in the plays and films. By focussing on the methods of characterisation employed I shall investigate more or less typical class representations in the two different media. I shall work out the social politics of the playwright, theatre and film directors, and - as far as possible - the actors' and actresses' contributions to the dramatic contents. The multitude of interpretations and variations usually gives proof to the value of artistic works. The methods applied in this thesis are literary research and film studies. As a matter of course, I analysed the plays on their written basis, which raises the general question to what extent the perceptions by the audience and the reader differ. 'The readers of a play must use their imagination to flesh out the characters, and to place them in an appropriate setting' (Sambrook, 6). Williams gives very precise and evocative stage directions, which help the reader to imagine the situations in many details. Meaning is often conveyed by poetic images. By employing figurative language he tries to 'paint a word picture or convey
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The Glass Menagerie

each other and their function in Williams's own grand view. Critical ... Tennessee Williams: A Casebook. ... Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114514

Category: Electronic books

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A comprehensive study guide to Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie.
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Study and Revise for AS A level A Streetcar Named Desire

... pp.23,36,65: Alycia SmithHoward and Greta Heintzelman: from Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work ...

Author: Nicola Onyett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471853746

Category: Study Aids

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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
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Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

... hurston's plays can be read with serious critical consideration alongside those of her contemporary dramatists Tennessee Williams, eugene o'neill, ...

Author: Sharon Lynette Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126937

Category: African American authors

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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.
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