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Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan : A Collaboration in the Theatre - Brenda Murphy

Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan

A Collaboration in the Theatre

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1992
ISBN: 9780521400954
Number Of Pages: 236

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This is a book-length study of the collaboration between Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan. Their intense creative relationship, fuelled by a deep personal affinity that endured until Williams's death, lasted from 1947 until 1960. The production of A Streetcar Named Desire established Williams as America's greatest playwright and Kazan as its most important director; together they created some of the most influential theatrical events of the post-war era. In this book Brenda Murphy analyses this artistic partnership and the plays and theatrical techniques the artists developed collaboratively in their productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Sweet Bird of Youth. In addition, Murphy suggests alternative ways to examine the working relationship between playwright and director which can be applied to other practitioners in twentieth-century drama. The book contains numerous illustrations from important productions.

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Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: The aesthetic matrix
Subject and object: A Streetcar Named Desire
Realism and fantasy: Camino Real
Presentation and representation: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Realism and metatheatre: Sweet Bird of Youth
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ISBN: 9780521400954
ISBN-10: 0521400953
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 28th February 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49

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