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Tennessee Williams Updated Edition

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438113494
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Presents a collection of critical essays on Williams and his works, arranged in chronological order of publication.
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Candles To The Sun

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811215741
Genre : Drama
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The first full-length play by novice playwright Thomas Lanier Williams,Candles to the Sun opened on Thursday, March 18, 1937 and received rave reviews in the local press. The Mummers, a semi-professional and socially aware theater troupe in St. Louis, produced the play, and the combination of director Willard Holland's theater of social protest and the young Williams' talent for the dramatic depiction of poverty and its consequences proved irresistible to an audience eager for relevant social content. Set in the Red Hills coal mining section of Alabama,Candles to the Sun deals with both the attempts of the miners to unionize and the bleak lives of their families. Colvin McPherson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote that "Williams, a 25-year-old Washington University senior, is revealed not only as a writer of unusual promise but one of considerable technical skill right now . . . . His writing is rarely unsteady and his play has an emotional unity and robustness. It stands on its own feet. Its characters are genuine, its dialogue of a type that must havebeen uttered in the author's presence, its appeal in the theater widespread." As it turns out, Tom Williams had never met a miner in his young life. As he did for another early Williams play,Spring Storm, Dan Isaac uses his directorial skills to prepare a text ofCandles to the Sun that is faithful to the 1937 production while providing readers (and actors) with a social and theatrical context. William Jay Smith, former Poet Laureate of the United States and St. Louis friend of the playwright, has contributed an illuminating foreword that touches not only on his memories of the young Tom Williams and the original production ofCandles, but also on the poetic nature of Williams' writing as reflected in this play.
Category: Drama

New Selected Essays

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811217280
Genre : Literary Collections
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Includes such famous pieces as the debilitating effect that success had on Williams, essays on his plays, writings for his friends, and will provide readers intimate access to Williams as an artist, poet, playwright, and a human being.
Category: Literary Collections

Tennessee Williams

Author : Philip C. Kolin
ISBN : 0313303061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The plays of Tennessee Williams are some of the greatest triumphs of the American theatre. If Williams is not the most important American playwright, he is surely one of two or three of the most celebrated, rivaled only by Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller. But in a career that spanned almost five decades, he also produced two collections of poetry, two novels, four collections of stories, and scores of essays. This reference book offers a thorough review of the vast body of research on his works, along with a history of performance. The volume contains chapters devoted to particular works or clusters of works, and each is written by an expert contributor. Each chapter includes a discussion of the biographical context of the work or group of works; a survey of the bibliographic history; a summary of major critical approaches, which looks at themes, characters, symbols, and plots; a consideration of the major critical problems posed by the work; a review of chief productions and film and television versions; a concluding overview; and a bibliography of secondary sources.
Category: Literary Criticism

One Arm And Other Stories

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811202232
Genre : Drama
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Eleven short stories, representing Williams' early fiction, provide insight into his compassion for the human condition
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The Theatre Of Tennessee Williams

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811207951
Genre : Drama
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Presents the texts of the American playwright's dramas together with original cast listings and notes on their production
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The Glass Menagerie

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0822204509
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of h
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The Selected Letters Of Tennessee Williams

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811217221
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"While I have, over the years, read many collections of letters by famous writers, few have moved me as much as those by Tennessee Williams. There is no artifice to these letters, no calculation, no awareness of posterity looking over the shoulder. What there is, instead, is a revelation of the author's creative process, an unedited outpouring of Williams' mind and heart and--perhaps most wonderfully!--the sound of his voice, for he wrote these letters as he spoke, and his inflections, his intonations, are there in full. You cannot read these letters without hearing Tennessee speaking them."--Edward Albee Volume I of "The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams" ends with the surprise Broadway triumph of "The Glass Menagerie" in 1945. Volume II extends the correspondence from 1945 to 1957, a time of intense creativity for Williams, which saw the production of six major plays and several major film projects, especially the notorious "Baby Doll," which brought Williams and his main collaborator Elia Kazan into conflict with powerful agencies of censorship, revealing Williams' studied resistance to the forces of conformity. Letters written to Kazan, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, publisher James Laughlin, and Audrey Wood, Williams' resourceful agent, continue earlier lines of correspondence and introduce new celebrity figures. His Broadway and Hollywood successes vie with a string of personal losses and a deepening depression, making this period an emotional and artistic roller coaster. Through it all, his wit, aplomb, mischievousness, and wickedly keen eye for human idiosyncrasies make it clear why Gore Vidal, upon reading the letters, declared Williams "the most distinctive, humorous, American voice since Mark Twain."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tennessee Williams

Author : Robert Gross
ISBN : 9781135673543
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tennessee Williams' plays are performed around the world, and are staples of the standard American repertory. His famous portrayals of women engage feminist critics, and as America's leading gay playwright from the repressive postwar period, through Stonewall, to the growth of gay liberation, he represents an important and controversial figure for queer theorists. Gross and his contributors have included all of his plays, a chronology, introduction and bibliography.
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Vieux Carr

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811214605
Genre : Poetry
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Born out of the journals the playwright kept at the time, Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carre is not emotion recollected in tranquillity, but emotion re-created with all the pain, compassion, and wry humor of the playwright's own 1938-39 sojourn in the New Orleans French Quarter vividly intact. The drama takes its form from the shifting scenes of memory, and Williams's surrogate self invites us to focus, in turn, on the various inhabitants of his dilapidated rooming house in the Vieux Carre: the comically desperate landlady, Mrs. Wire; Jane, a properly brought-up young woman from New York making a last grab at pleasure with Tye, the vulgar but appealing strip-joint barker; two decayed gentlewomen politely starving in the garret; and the dying painter Nightingale, who tries to teach the young writer something about love -- both of the body and of the heart. This is a play about the education of the artist, an education in loneliness and despair, in giving and not giving, but most of all in seeing, hearing, feeling, and learning that "writers are shameless spies," who pay dearly for their knowledge and who cannot forget.
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0822210894
Genre : Drama
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Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.
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Collected Stories

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811212696
Genre : Fiction
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A chronological arrangement of the noted American playwright's complete stories, published and unpublished, provides a veiled look at his life and concerns
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Period Of Adjustment

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0822208873
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THE STORY: As described in the NY Times: Mr. Williams is telling the story of two marriages at points of acute crisis. One couple has just broken up after five years together. The other has not been able to come to terms in one day of wedlock. Bot
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Memoirs

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811216691
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the world's greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams was the author of over thirty full-length plays including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Memoirs is filled with amazing friends who Williams often hilariously - sometimes fondly, sometimes not - remembers: Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor ... to name just a few.
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Author : Hana Sambrook
ISBN : 0582784247
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A fresh and exciting approach to English Literature
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The Collected Poems Of Tennessee Williams

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811216918
Genre : Poetry
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Few writers achieve success in more than one genre, and yet if Tennessee Williams had never written a single play he would still be known as a distinguished poet. The excitement, compassion, lyricism, and humor that epitomize his writing for the theater are all present in his poetry. It was as a young poet that Williams first came to the attention of New Directions' founder James Laughlin, who initially presented some of Williams' verse in the New Directions anthology Five Young American Poets 1944 (before he had any reputation as a playwright), and later published the individual volumes of Williams's poetry, In the Winter of Cities (1956, revised in 1964) and Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977). In this definitive edition, all of the playwright's collected and uncollected published poems (along with substantial variants), including poems from the plays, have been assembled, accompanied by explanatory notes and an introduction by Tennessee Williams scholars David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis. The CD included with this paperbook edition features Tennessee Williams reading, in his delightful and mesmerizing Mississippi voice, several of the whimsical folk poems he called his "Blue Mountain Ballads," poems dedicated to Carson McCullers and to his longtime companion Frank Merlo, as well as his long early poem, "The Summer Belvedere."
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Fugitive Kind

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811214729
Genre : Drama
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Social outcasts, misfit survivors, dangerous passions--Tennessee Williams fleshed out the characters and themes that would dominate his later work in Fugitive Kind, one of his earliest plays.
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Stopped Rocking And Other Screenplays

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811209024
Genre : Performing Arts
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Four film scripts deal with a young male hustler, life in a mental hospital, debutante society in the 1920s, and a St. Louis schoolteacher.
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The Gn Diges Fr Ulein

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0822204517
Genre : Drama
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Described as a "tragicomedy", this one-act play is set in a Florida bunkhouse for "permanent transients". The title may be translated as "The Gracious Lady", but the "characters include a kooky society gossip columnist, the frowsy crone who runs the place, a demented former Viennese vaudevillian, a Cocaloony bird (evidently a local name for a pelican) and a tomahawk-brandishing, war-whooping, blond-wigged Indian." -- adapted from publisher's website.
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