Download PDF by Ralph F. Voss, George W. Crandell, Philip C. Kolin, Albert: Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams


By Ralph F. Voss, George W. Crandell, Philip C. Kolin, Albert J. Devlin, Jeffrey B. Loomis, Robert Siegel, Nancy M. Tischler, Allean Hale, Barbara M. Harris, Michael Paller, W. Kenneth Holditch, Dan Sullivan

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during this distinct and fascinating assortment, twelve essays have fun the legacy of 1 of America's most vital playwrights and examine Williams's enduring impression on America's cultural, theatrical, and literary heritage.
Like Faulkner prior to him, Tennessee Williams gave common attract southern characters and settings. His significant performs, from Cat on a scorching Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie to A Streetcar Named Desire and Night of the Iguana, proceed to catch America's renowned mind's eye, an important legacy. even though he died in 1983, only in the near past have Williams's papers turn into on hand to the general public, bringing to gentle a couple of exciting discoveries—letters, drafts, and several other unpublished and unproduced performs. those fresh advancements make a reassessment of Williams's existence and paintings either well timed and needed.

The essays during this assortment originated as displays on the twenty seventh annual Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature on the college of Alabama in 1999. The publication addresses a variety of themes, between them the effect of pop culture on Williams's performs, and, in flip, his impact on pop culture; his courting to Hollywood and his struggles with censorship, Hollywood criteria, and the competing imaginative and prescient of administrators resembling Elia Kazan; his depictions of gender and sexuality; and concerns raised via lately found plays.

an individual drawn to American literature and drama will locate this number of clean, available essays a lucrative point of view at the lifestyles, paintings, and legacy of 1 of the intense stars of yankee theatre.


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For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Williams Scholarship 33 Spoto, Donald. The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985. Taylor, Jo Barbara. ” Mount Olive Review: Images of Women in Literature 6 (1992): 110–14. Teachout, Terry. 5 (1998): 56–59. 1. ” National Review 18 October 1985: 54–56. Timpane, John. 4 (1995): 751–61. Tischler, Nancy M. 1 (1996–1997): 167–73. 1. ” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 1 (1998): 73–79.

His work reveals a consistent distrust of the wealthy and the powerful, a suspicion of materialism” (“Tennessee” 37). Taking a more liberal stance, David Savran believes that Williams’s “radicalism is far more complex and vigorous than Bigsby makes it out to be” (80). In his provocative study Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller (1992), Savran contends that Williams signi¤cantly “destabilizes mid-century notions of gendered subjectivity and dramatic form” (Savran 80).

E. ” In The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams, edited by Matthew C. Roudané. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 1. ” In Modern American Drama, 1945–1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Bray, Robert. 4 (1995): 777–88. 1. ” In Confronting Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”: Essays in Cultural Pluralism, edited by Philip C. Kolin. : Greenwood Press, 1993. Bruhm, Steven. ” Modern Drama 34 (1991): 528–37. 1. 2 (1996): 97–105. Cardullo, Bert. 3–4 (1994): 220–22.

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