Tennessee Williams: A Casebook

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Robert F. Gross
Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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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Contents

Stop Im a Family Man Ive Got a Daughter A Little
13
Bourgeois Tragedy Female
33
A Streetcar Named Desire and Camino Real
51
The Politics of Sexual Ambiguity in Sweet Bird of Youth
79
Tracing Lines of Flight in Summer and Smoke
91
The Hungry Women of Tennessee Williamss Fiction
107
Some Mallarmean Echoes in Tennessee
121
Vieux Carré and Something Cloudy
139
Theatricalist Discourses
153
The Notebook of Trigorin and The Seagull
173
Selected Bibliography
193
Contributors
205
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About the author (2002)

Robert R. Gross is the Director of Theatre at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is immersed in Williams scholarship and has published extensively on the playwright.

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