Tennessee Williams: A Casebook

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Robert Gross
Routledge, Sep 19, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 230 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

Introduction
1
The Iconography of Sexual Longing in Spring Storm
5
Stop Im a Family Man Ive Got a Daughter A LittleGirrrrl Prefiguring the Patriarch in Not About Nightingales
13
Bourgeois Tragedy Female Impersonation and a Portrait of the Artist in The Glass Menagerie ...
33
A Streetcar Named Desire and Camino Real
51
On The Rose Tattoo
63
The Politics of Sexual Ambiguity in Sweet Bird of Youth
79
Tracing Lines of Flight in Summer and Smoke and The Milk Train Doesnt Stop Here Anymore
91
Some Mallarmean Echoes in Tennessee Williamss Out Cry
121
Vieux Carré and Something Cloudy Something Clear
139
Theatricalist Discourses of Fire and Ash in Clothes for a Summer Hotel
153
The Notebook of Trigorin and The Seagull
173
Selected Bibliography
193
Contributors
205
Index
209
Copyright

The Hungry Women of Tennessee Williamss Fiction
107

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About the author (2014)

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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