The Late Plays of Tennessee Williams

Imagine going alone to a secluded lake cabin to redefine your life. In this stunning debut novel by writer Cheryl Shireman, the main character, Grace Adams, is a woman who faces an uncertain future.

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Author: William Prosser

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863618

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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Imagine going alone to a secluded lake cabin to redefine your life. In this stunning debut novel by writer Cheryl Shireman, the main character, Grace Adams, is a woman who faces an uncertain future. Despite the fact that she built her life around them, her daughter and husband have created lives that no longer include her. Thought provoking, sometimes frightening, and often funny, Life Is But a Dream is the story of a woman redefining herself and taking control of her life as she struggles to understand her present circumstances. It is the story of the power of love, the devastating consequences of depression, and the strength of the human spirit.Ready to get lost in the pages of a novel? Life is But a Dream will capture your attention from the first word to the last. Be swept away today!And be sure to check out the sequel: Life Is But A Dream: In the Mountains! Cheryl Shireman is also the author of the novel Broken Resolutions and the bestselling non-fiction book for women You Don't Need a Prince: A Letter to My Daughter.

Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries

The unique design of this volume offers a broad understanding of his material for students previously unacquainted with Tennessee Williams as well as fresh perspectives from recognized experts in the field that will satisfy those who are ...

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Author: Robert Bray

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Tennessee Williams and His Contemporaries compiles eight transcribed panels that were featured at The Tennessee Williams Scholars’ Conference, an annual event held each March in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. This study, the first of its kind, explores issues involving Williams’s drama, fiction, poetry, and films in a discursive format designed to probe and debate the legacy of America’s famous playwright. Virtually all aspects of Williams’s long career are covered in this volume, including the early and late plays, his unpublished work, his use of the grotesque, and his relationships with three of his contemporaries: Carson McCullers, Lillian Hellman, and William Inge. In addition, Williams scholars who teach his work discuss the most effective strategies for bringing his material into the classroom. The unique design of this volume offers a broad understanding of his material for students previously unacquainted with Tennessee Williams as well as fresh perspectives from recognized experts in the field that will satisfy those who are already familiar with his life and work.

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams

The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide ...

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Author: Stephen Bottoms

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472532442

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on four of Williams' plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers are wanting a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Williams' artistry. A chronology of the writer's life and work helps to situate all his works in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of Williams' writing, its recurrent themes and concerns and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on: * The context * Themes * Characters * Structure and language * The play in production (both on stage and screen adaptations) Questions for study, and notes on words and phrases in the text are also supplied to aid the reader. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Williams' greatest plays.

The Collected Plays of Tennessee Williams

A book that will be published to coincide with what would have been the Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday collects the works of the playwright , known for such dramas as Cat on a Hot TIn Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass ...

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598531042

Category: Drama

Page: 2053

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A book that will be published to coincide with what would have been the Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday collects the works of the playwright , known for such dramas as Cat on a Hot TIn Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie.

A Streetcar Named Desire

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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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822210894

Category: Drama

Page: 107

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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.

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

Now available as a paperbook, Volume VIII adds to the series' four full-length plays written and produced during the last decade of Williams' life.

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811211967

Category: Drama

Page: 423

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Now available as a paperbook, Volume VIII adds to the series' four full-length plays written and produced during the last decade of Williams' life.

Tennessee Williams One Act Plays

' This collection gathers some of Williams's most exuberant early work and includes one-acts that he would later expand to powerful full-length dramas: 'The Pretty Trap,' a cheerful take on The Glass Menagerie, and 'Interior: Panic,' a ...

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350161634

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers on a rope. Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams's lesser-known one-act plays reveal a tantalising and fascinating perspective to one of the world's most important playwrights. Written between 1934 and 1980, the plays of the very young writer, then of the successful Tennessee Williams, and finally of the troubled man of the 1970s, this volume offers a panoramic yet detailed view of the themes, demons, and wit of this iconic playwright. The volume depicts American life during the Great Depression and after, populated by a hopelessly hopeful chorus girl, a munitions manufacturer ensnared in a love triangle, a rural family that deals "justice" on its children, an overconfident mob dandy, a poor couple who quarrel to vanquish despair, a young "spinster" enthralled by the impulse of rebellion, and, in The Magic Tower, a passionate artist and his wife whose youth and optimism are not enough to protect their 'dream marriage.' This collection gathers some of Williams's most exuberant early work and includes one-acts that he would later expand to powerful full-length dramas: 'The Pretty Trap,' a cheerful take on The Glass Menagerie, and 'Interior: Panic,' a precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire. Plays included are: At Liberty, The Magic Tower, Me, Vashya, Curtains for the Gentleman, In Our Profession, Every Twenty Minutes, Honor the Living, The Cast of the Crushed Petunias, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Dark Room, The Pretty Trap, Interior: Panic, Kingdom of Earth, I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays and Some Problems for The Moose Lodge. The volume also features a foreword by Terence McNally.

Candles to the Sun

This early play about coal miners struggling to improve their lives helped establish a young Tennessee Williams as a powerful new voice in American theater.

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811215741

Category: Drama

Page: 117

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This early play about coal miners struggling to improve their lives helped establish a young Tennessee Williams as a powerful new voice in American theater.

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams' plays are performed around the world, and are staples of the standard American repertory.

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Author: Robert Gross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135673543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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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.

Dramatizing Dementia

This study examines the presentation of madness in the major plays by Tennessee Williams, and demonstrates the ways that Williams's preoccupation with the mentally ill and society's treatment of them were explored through his drama.

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Author: Jacqueline O'Connor

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 087972742X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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This study examines the presentation of madness in the major plays by Tennessee Williams, and demonstrates the ways that Williams's preoccupation with the mentally ill and society's treatment of them were explored through his drama. Thematic chapter groupings divide the analysis into discussions of confinement, language, women, and the artist. The critical approach is eclectic and the author draws on a variety of psychological, literary, and biographical sources to construct her argument. Analysis of madness in such plays as A Streetcar Named Desire, Suddenly Last Summer, The Night of the Iguana, and The Two-Character Play will interest scholars of Williams and readers interested in literary madness.

Tennessee Williams

This reference book offers a thorough review of the vast body of research on his works, along with a history of performance.

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Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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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.

Plays

Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052395616

Category: Drama

Page: 1054

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Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Tennessee Williams Updated Edition

Presents a collection of critical essays on Williams and his works, arranged in chronological order of publication.

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113494

Category:

Page:

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Presents a collection of critical essays on Williams and his works, arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Undiscovered Country

The 15 original essays are not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055809548

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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Critics and apparently audiences would prefer to believe that American playwright Williams (1911-83) wrote nothing again after his 1961 Night of the Iguana. English scholars take another look at the many plays he wrote during his last two decades, many of which have never been published and languish in manuscripts strictly guarded by relatives. The 15 original essays are not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Blues

THE STORIES: MOONY'S KID DON'T CRY.

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822200252

Category: Drama

Page: 77

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THE STORIES: MOONY'S KID DON'T CRY. A short play about a worker, his wife and child. (1 man, 1 woman.) THE DARK ROOM. A tragic sketch about an Italian woman and a welfare worker. (1 man, 2 women.) THE CASE OF THE CRUSHED PETUNIAS. A delightful, hum

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

The thirteen one-act plays collected in this volume include some of Tennessee Williams's finest and most powerful work.

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811220804

Category: Drama

Page: 238

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The thirteen one-act plays collected in this volume include some of Tennessee Williams's finest and most powerful work. They are full of the perception of life as it is, and the passion for life as it ought to be, which have made The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire classics of the American theater. Only one of these plays (The Purification) is written in verse, but in all of them the approach to character is by way of poetic revelation. Whether Williams is writing of derelict roomers in a New Orleans boarding house (The Lady of Larkspur Lotion) or the memories of a venerable traveling salesman (The Last of My Solid Gold Watches) or of delinquent children (This Property is Condemned), his insight into human nature is that of the poet. He can compress the basic meaning of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love—into one small scene or a few moments of dialogue. Mr. Williams's views on the role of the little theater in American culture are contained in a stimulating essay, "Something wild...," which serves as an introduction to this collection.

Tennessee Williams Plays

This book identifies a recurrent structural pattern in Tennessee Williams' plays that lends organic integrity to their evocations of memory, myth, and symbol.

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Author: Judith J. Thompson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055843240

Category: Drama

Page: 261

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This book identifies a recurrent structural pattern in Tennessee Williams' plays that lends organic integrity to their evocations of memory, myth, and symbol. Judith J. Thompson examines the evolution of a pattern of mythic recollection and existential reenactment in seventeen Williams plays - from its most successful realization in The Glass Menagerie through The Night of the Iguana to its parody in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur - and explores the significance of the pattern to Williams' larger-than-life-size characters, his nostalgic ambience, and his tragicomic vision. By reference to Jungian psychology, existentialist philosophy, and Northrop Frye's schema of literary archetypes, this critical study demonstrates how Williams' drama imparts «mythic significance to modern secular experience.»

Mister Paradise

From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens to the disheartened poet Mister Paradise, and the extravagant mistress in The Pink Bedroom, these are tales of isolated figures struggling ...

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Author: David Roessel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975092

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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The greatest playwright of the American South, Tennessee Williams used his talent throughout his life to create brief plays exploring many of the themes that dominated his best-known works. Here, thirteen never-before-published one-act dramas reveal some of his most poignant and hilarious characters. From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens to the disheartened poet Mister Paradise, and the extravagant mistress in The Pink Bedroom, these are tales of isolated figures struggling against a cruel world, who refuse to lose sight of their dreams.

The soft People in Tennessee Williams Plays

Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), course: Hauptseminar: Modern American Drama, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, ...

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Author: Maritta Schwartz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640131297

Category:

Page: 88

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Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), course: Hauptseminar: Modern American Drama, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this written paper I am going to deal with the topic of soft people in Tennessee Williams' dramas. First I will give a general introduction to the quality of soft people. It will be explained what kind of characters are described with this term. A general characterization of them, of the other characters and the general idea and image of the world which is created in Williams' dramas will be given. Afterwards the results will be specified at the examples of four characters belonging to the category of soft people. At the end of this paper I will give a personal evaluation of the conception of the soft people.

The Traveling Companion and Other Plays

"Collected here for the first time, these twelve plays embrace what Time magazine called "the four major concerns of Williams' dramatic imagination: loneliness, love, the violated heart and the valiancy of survival"--Back cover.

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811217086

Category: Drama

Page: 311

View: 361

"Collected here for the first time, these twelve plays embrace what Time magazine called "the four major concerns of Williams' dramatic imagination: loneliness, love, the violated heart and the valiancy of survival"--Back cover.