Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Thomas P. Adler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) are major plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America's most significant dramatists. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: • charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day • provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues • examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory. In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike.

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Stephen Bottoms,Philip Kolin,Michael Hooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472532449

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.

Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman/The Crucible

Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137429801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 2070

This guide surveys the criticism surrounding two of Arthur Miller's most popular and widely-studied plays. From initial theatre reviews to twenty-first-century scholarship, Stephen Marino examines the major debates and trends of critical inquiry providing an essential resource for anyone with an interest in Miller's work.

William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Author: Sarah Haggarty,Jon Mee

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137382457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 7432

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794) is William Blake's best-known work, containing such familiar poems as 'London', 'Sick Rose' and 'The Tyger'. Evolving over the author's lifetime, the collection was printed by Blake himself on his own press. This Reader's Guide: • explains the unique development of Songs as an illuminated book • considers the earliest reactions to the text during Blake's lifetime, and his gathering posthumous reputation in the nineteenth century • explores modern critical approaches and recent debates • discusses key topics that have been of abiding interest to critics, including the relationship between text and image in Blake's 'composite art'. Insightful and stimulating, this introductory guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who is seeking to navigate their way through the mass of criticism surrounding Blake's most widely-studied work.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Author: Sandie Byrne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137310944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 5263

This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key issues such as nature, myth, the Laureateship, and Hughes' relationship with Sylvia Plath.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408114399

Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 975

The powerful and moving story of a dysfunctional Southern family.

Anmerkungen übers Theater

und andere Schriften

Author: Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743720051

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

View: 7637

Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz: Anmerkungen übers Theater und andere Schriften Versuch über das erste Principium der Moral: Entstanden 1771/72, Erstdruck in: August Stöber, Johann Gottfried Röderer von Straßburg und seine Freunde, 2. Aufl., Colmar 1874. Über die Natur unsers Geistes: Entstanden 1771/73, Erstdruck in: M.N. Rosanow: J.M.R. Lenz, Leipzig 1909. Anmerkungen übers Theater: Entstanden 1771/73. Erstdruck: Leipzig (Weygand) 1774 (anonym). Für Wagnern: Entstanden wohl 1774, Erstdruck in: Werke und Schriften, hg. von Britta Titel und Hellmut Haug, Stuttgart 1965. Über Götz von Berlichingen: Entstanden 1774/75, Erstdruck in: Erich Schmidt: Lenziana, Berlin 1901. Briefe über die Moralität der Leiden des jungen Werthers: Entstanden 1775, Erstdruck: Münster i.W. 1918. Rezension des Neuen Menoza: Erstdruck in: Frankfurter Gelehrte Anzeigen, 1775, Nr. 55/56. Inhaltsverzeichnis Versuch über das erste Principium der Moral Über die Natur unsers Geistes Anmerkungen übers Theater Für Wagnern Über Götz von Berlichingen Briefe über die Moralität der Leiden des jungen Werthers Rezension des Neuen Menoza Biographie Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz: Werke und Schriften. Herausgegeben von Britta Titel und Hellmut Haug, Band 1–2, Stuttgart: Goverts, 1965–1966. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321016

Category: Drama

Page: 350

View: 3114

Alphabetically arranged entries by expert contributors detail the life and work of one of America's greatest playwrights.

Die tätowierte Rose

Stück in 3 Akten

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596105427

Category:

Page: 108

View: 5754

The Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

Page: N.A

View: 9529

Der haarige Affe

eine Komödie vom Leben einst und jetzt in acht Bildern

Author: Eugene O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596106295

Category:

Page: 79

View: 739

Der Räuberbräutigam

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108084

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 7325

Der Räuberbräutigam erzählt die himmelschreiend komische Liebesgeschichte der schönen Rosamond und des Räubers Jamie Lockhart. Eudora Weltys Roman schlägt eine völlig neue und überbordend einfallsreiche Richtung in der Fantasy ein. Drei Reisende steigen in einem Gasthaus am Mississippi ab und teilen sich ein Bett. Am nächsten Morgen hält einer von ihnen seine Schlafgenossen für Geister und springt mit einem großen Satz aus dem Fenster. »Den sehen wir nie wieder«, sagt der blonde Jamie Lockhart und überlegt, wie man die Goldstücke des verschwundenen Bettgenossen teilen könnte. Der Tabakpflanzer Clement lädt Jamie daraufhin für den nächsten Sonntagabend in sein Haus ein. Just an diesem Tag wird Clements Tochter, die schöne Rosamond, von einem Räuber mit rußgeschwärztem Gesicht verführt. Ihr Vater beauftragt seinen neuen Freund Jamie damit, die Untat zu rächen ...

Pech für George

Roman

Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406517150

Category:

Page: 253

View: 1906