The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 11, 1997 - Drama - 277 pages
Annotation This is a collection of thirteen original essays from a team of leading scholars in the field. In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors cover a healthy sampling of Williams's works, from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s through to his last play before his death in 1983, Something Cloudy, Something Clear. In addition to essays on such major plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others, the contributors also consider selected minor plays, short stories, poems, and biographical concerns. The Companion also features a chapter on selected key productions as well as a bibliographic essay surveying the major critical statements on Williams.
 

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Contents

Early Williams the making of a playwright
11
Entering The Glass Menagerie
29
A streetcar running fifty years
45
Camino Real Williamss allegory about the fifties
67
Writing in A place of stone Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
95
Before the Fall and after Summer and Smoke and The Night of the Iguana
114
The sacrificial stud and the fugitive female in Suddenly Last Summer Orpheus Descending and Sweet Bird of Youth
128
Romantic textures in Tennessee Williamss plays and short stories
147
Seeking direction
189
Hollywood in crisis Tennessee Williams and the evolution of the adult film
204
Tennessee Williams the last two decades
232
Words on Williams a bibliographic essay
244
The Strangest Kind of Romance Tennessee Williams and his Broadway critics
255
Selected bibliography
265
Index
272
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Creative rewriting European and American influences on the dramas of Tennessee Williams
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