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The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Matthew C. Roudane

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Matthew C. Roudane (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521498838
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

'The addition of Tennessee Williams to the list of subjects in this distinguished series of critical essays confirms his international status among twentieth-century authors. In celebrating his achievement, the critics in this collection offer analysis rather than censure, place Williams' plays in the context of critical thought and provide directors with a basis for mounting the plays afresh.' Studies in Theatre Production

List of illustrations and acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Chronology
Introduction
Early Williams: the making of a playwright
Entering The Glass Menagerie
A streetcar running fifty years Felicia
Camino Real: Williams's allegory about the fifties
Writing in 'A Place of Stone': Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Before the fall - and after: Summer and Smoke and The Night of the Iguana
The sacrificial stud and the fugitive female in Suddenly Last Summer, Orpheus Descending, and Sweet Bird of Youth John M. Clum
Romantic textures in Tennessee Williams's plays and short stories
Seeking direction
Hollywood in crisis: Tennessee Williams and the evolution of the adult film
Tennessee Williams: the last two decades
Words on Williams: a bibliographical essay
The Strangest Kind of Romance: Tennessee Williams and his Broadway critics Jacqueline O'Connor
Index
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ISBN: 9780521498838
ISBN-10: 052149883X
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 9th February 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5