The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

; Annette J. Saddik (Innledning) ; Bruce Mcconachie (Innledning) ; Felicia Hardison Londre (Innledning) ; John S. Bak (Innledning)

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams provides a stimulating analysis of the work of this giant of twentieth century American theatre whose work remains central to curriculums and theatre repertoires. It combines an analysis of all of his work by American scholar Brenda Murphy with interviews and a number of criticial essays. Les mer
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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams provides a stimulating analysis of the work of this giant of twentieth century American theatre whose work remains central to curriculums and theatre repertoires. It combines an analysis of all of his work by American scholar Brenda Murphy with interviews and a number of criticial essays.

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Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1 The 1930s Plays: The Magic Tower, Candles to the Sun, Fugitive Kind, Not About Nightingales, Spring Storm, Stairs to the Roof
2 Battle of Angels and Orpheus Descending
3 The Glass Menagerie
4 Summer and Smoke and Eccentricities of a Nightingale
5 A Streetcar Named Desire
6 Camino Real
7 Cat on Hot Tin Roof
8 Suddenly Last Summer and Sweet Bird of Youth
9 The Night of the Iguana
10 The Later Plays, 1961-1983: The Two-Character Play/Outcry, The Gnadiges Fraulein, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Mutilated, Small Craft Warnings, Vieux Carre, Something Cloudy, Something Clear
11. Critical Perspectives
All in the timing: the meanings of Streetcar in 1947 and 1951 by Bruce McConachie (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
A broken romance: Tennessee Williams and America's mid-century theatre culture by John S. Bak (Universite de Lorraine, France)
'A vast traumatic eye': culture absorbed and refigured in Tennessee Williams's transitional plays by Felicia Hardison Londre (University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA)
'There's something not natural here': grotesque ambiguities in Kingdom of Earth, A Cavalier for Milady, and A House Not Meant to Stand by Annette Saddik (City University of New York, USA)
Chronology
Further reading
Index
Notes on contributors

Om forfatteren

Brenda Murphy is the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. Besides her many books and articles on American theatre, she is the editor of the Student Edition of After the Fall by Arthur Miller (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011).