Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Author: Steve Roberts,T. Williams

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781405861816

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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For more than 25 years, York Notes have been helping students throughout the UK to get the inside track on the written word. Firmly established as the nation's favourite and most comprehensive range of literature study guides, each and every York Note has been carefully researched and written by experts to make sure that you get the most wide-ranging critical analysis, the most detailed commentary and the most helpful key points and checklists. York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. Written by established literature experts, they introduce students to a more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

A Streetcar Named Desire

And Other Plays

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140183856

Category: American drama

Page: 313

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For use in schools and libraries only. 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.

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

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Author: Thomas P. Adler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292849

Category: Drama

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

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Author: Stephen Bottoms,Philip Kolin,Michael Hooper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472528727

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.

Clothes for a Summer Hotel

A Ghost Play

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811208710

Category: Drama

Page: 77

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Toneelstuk met als hoofdpersonen het schrijversechtpaar Francis Scott Fitzerald en Zelda Fitzgerald.

Notebooks

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Author: Tennessee Williams,Margaret Bradham Thornton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300116823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 828

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Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments.

Memoirs

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places, and memories as he weaves this story.

Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9781604138887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

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Presents critical essays that discuss the characters, plot, and major themes of the play about a Southern American family in crisis, by such academics as M. Thomas Inge, Dean Shackelford, and David A. Davis.

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

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Author: John Lahr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

Where I Live

Selected Essays

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811207065

Category: Essays

Page: 171

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Tennessee Williams' witty, engaging, and elegant essays are now available in a revised and much expanded edition.

Gentlemen Callers

Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Drama

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Author: Michael Paller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403967756

Category: Drama

Page: 269

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An intimate and revealing look at the work of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams.

Feminine Gospels

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Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206894

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door. ‘Part of Duffy’s talent – besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety – is her ventriloquism . . . From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets – that is, she makes it look easy’ Charlotte Mendelson, Observer

The Glass Menagerie

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Author: Tennessee Williams,Tony Kushner

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811219037

Category: Drama

Page: 247

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Dramatic script relating the interactions of Amanda, her son, and her daughter, Laura and the very important gentleman caller.

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081122080X

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.

Summer and Smoke

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210979

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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THE STORY: A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes tow

A Streetcar Named Desire

Play in Three Acts

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210894

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.

Study and Revise for AS/A-level: Skirrid Hill

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Author: Luke McBratney

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471853993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Skirrid Hill throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Skirrid Hill as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

One Arm and Other Stories

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Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202237

Category: Drama

Page: 211

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Eleven short stories, representing Williams' early fiction, provide insight into his compassion for the human condition