The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Everbind
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780784818879
ISBN 13: 0784818878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Menagerie Book Review:

New Directions Edition; Among our greatest dramatic works that also makes for great student reading.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1948
ISBN 10: 9780822204503
ISBN 13: 0822204509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Menagerie Book Review:

THE STORY: Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of h

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams
Author: Matthew C. Roudané
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1997-12-11
ISBN 10: 110749382X
ISBN 13: 9781107493827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams Book Review:

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.

Freckles

Freckles
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1912
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112003603351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freckles Book Review:

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama
Author: Kirsty Johnston
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1472510356
ISBN 13: 9781472510358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama Book Review:

Bertolt Brecht's silent Kattrin in Mother Courage, or the disability performance lessons of his Peachum in The Threepenny Opera; Tennessee Williams' limping Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and hard-of-hearing Bodey in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur; Samuel Beckett's blind Hamm and his physically disabled parents Nagg and Nell in Endgame – these and many further examples attest to disability's critical place in modern drama. This Companion explores how disability performance studies and theatre practice provoke new debate about the place of disability in these works. The book traces the local and international processes and tensions at play in disability theatre, and offers a critical investigation of the challenges its aesthetics pose to mainstream and traditional practice. The book's first part surveys disability theatre's primary principles, critical terms, internal debates and key challenges to theatre practice. Examining specific disability theatre productions of modern drama, it also suggests how disability has been re-envisaged and embodied on stage. In the book's second part, leading disability studies scholars and disability theatre practitioners analyse and creatively re-imagine modern drama, demonstrating how disability aesthetics press practitioners and scholars to rethink these works in generative, valuable and timely ways.

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Tennessee Williams  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
Author: John Lahr
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 0393247120
ISBN 13: 9780393247121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Book Review:

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.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Introduction to Play Analysis

Introduction to Play Analysis
Author: Cal Pritner,Scott E. Walters
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 1478635649
ISBN 13: 9781478635642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Play Analysis Book Review:

In this indispensable companion to any theatre class in which scripts are read and interpreted, Pritner and Walters offer five sequential levels of reading designed to lead to a deep understanding of the text. Level one imagines the play as performed in front of an audience; level two examines the deep structure of the conflict; level three examines given circumstances and the type of relationship the play creates between the audience and the production; level four looks closely at characters’ behavior and reactions to their given circumstances, surveys conflict in each scene, and encourages supplemental research about the play; finally, level five synthesizes the information acquired from the preceding levels. Each chapter introduces a concept that is then explored by studying its application to The Glass Menagerie, chosen for both its accessibility and its complexity. Other plays discussed include works by Molière, Shakespeare, Sophocles, and August Wilson. End-of-chapter questions are applicable to any play.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Atlântico Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 9898559497
ISBN 13: 9789898559494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Review:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular novel about a young boy growing up in a village on the banks of the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer, a mischievous orphan taken in by his aunt Polly, goes through a series of adventures involving his friends, Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Tom is an escape master and a small crook in a long list of adventures, as a symbol of celebration of childhood.

Clothes for a Summer Hotel

Clothes for a Summer Hotel
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 77
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780811208710
ISBN 13: 0811208710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clothes for a Summer Hotel Book Review:

This late play by Tennessee Williams explores the troubled relationship between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Qualitative Inquiry

Qualitative Inquiry
Author: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780763718428
ISBN 13: 0763718424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Inquiry Book Review:

Presents qualitative research methods for systematically studying human experiences. Parse (Loyola University) describes the conceptual, ethical, and interpretive dimensions of qualitative research, and provides the ontology, epistemology, and methodology for several approaches. Example research studies are reprinted from Nursing Science Quarterly. c. Book News Inc.

Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1950
ISBN 10: 9780822210979
ISBN 13: 0822210975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer and Smoke Book Review:

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

Indian Ink

Indian Ink
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN 10: 0571300812
ISBN 13: 9780571300815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Ink Book Review:

Flora Crewe, a young poet travelling India in 1930, has her portrait painted by a local artist. More than fifty years later, the artist's son visits Flora's sister in London while her would-be biographer is following a cold trail in India. The alternation of place and period in Tom Stoppard's play (based on his radio play In the Native State) makes for a rich and moving exploration of intimate lives set against one of the great shifts of history, the emergence of the Indian sub-continent from the grip of Empire. Indian Ink was first performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, and opened at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in February 1995.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-09-17
ISBN 10: 0811220761
ISBN 13: 9780811220767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Streetcar Named Desire Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In." It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared—57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s. Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of A Streetcar Named Desire. This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.

Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies
Author: Ken Ludwig
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780573632884
ISBN 13: 057363288X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Ladies Book Review:

Comedy / 5m, 3f / Unit set. In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and

Talley s Folly

Talley s Folly
Author: Lanford Wilson
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780822216261
ISBN 13: 0822216264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talley s Folly Book Review:

THE STORY: The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible, but uncertain dau

Imagining Autism

Imagining Autism
Author: Sonya Freeman Loftis
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0253018137
ISBN 13: 9780253018137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Autism Book Review:

A disorder that is only just beginning to find a place in disability studies and activism, autism remains in large part a mystery, giving rise to both fear and fascination. Sonya Freeman Loftis’s groundbreaking study examines literary representations of autism or autistic behavior to discover what impact they have had on cultural stereotypes, autistic culture, and the identity politics of autism. Imagining Autism looks at fictional characters (and an author or two) widely understood as autistic, ranging from Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Harper Lee’s Boo Radley to Mark Haddon’s boy detective Christopher Boone and Steig Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. The silent figure trapped inside himself, the savant made famous by his other-worldly intellect, the brilliant detective linked to the criminal mastermind by their common neurology—these characters become protean symbols, stand-ins for the chaotic forces of inspiration, contagion, and disorder. They are also part of the imagined lives of the autistic, argues Loftis, sometimes for good, sometimes threatening to undermine self-identity and the activism of the autistic community.

Life in a Farming Community

Life in a Farming Community
Author: Lizann Flatt
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780778750710
ISBN 13: 077875071X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in a Farming Community Book Review:

People first domesticated wild animals and plants more than10,000 years ago. The first peoples of North America quickly learned to farm using hand- and animal-power. As technology developed, farming machines were invented. These helped develop farming in many regions of North America previously too difficult to cultivate. From 1840 to 1880, Wisconsin USA became the breadbasket of America, and crop- and livestock-farming developed quickly. The village of Monticello is famous for its dairy farming and cheese. The community is still largely based on this. It has a population of about 1,200 people and is the focus of this book about life in a farming community.

Tragic Drama and Modern Society

Tragic Drama and Modern Society
Author: John Orr
Publsiher: Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002369786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragic Drama and Modern Society Book Review:

Of This New World

Of This New World
Author: Allegra Hyde
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2016-10
ISBN 10: 1609384431
ISBN 13: 9781609384432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of This New World Book Review:

"Allegra Hyde's debut story collection, Of This New World, offers a menagerie of utopias: real, imagined, and lost. Starting with the Garden of Eden and ending in a Mars colony, the stories wrestle with conflicts of idealism and practicality, communal ambition and individual kink. Stories jump between genres--from historical fiction to science fiction, realism to fabulism--but all ask those fundamental human questions: What do we do when we lose our utopia? What will we do to get it back? Over the course of twelve stories, Hyde writes with a mix of lyricism, humor, and masterful detail. A group of environmental missionaries seeks to start an ideal eco-society on an island in the Bahamas, only to unwittingly tyrannize the local inhabitants and disrupt the social ecosystem. The neglected daughter of a floundering hippie commune must adjust to conventional life with her ungroovy grandmother. A wounded veteran gets lost in erotic fantasies of his twin brother's life. Haunted by her years at a collegiate idyll, a young woman eulogizes a friendship. After indenturing his only son to the Shakers, an antebellum vegan turns to Louisa May Alcott's famous family for help. And in the final story, a down-and-out drug addict gets a second chance at life in a government-sponsored space population program, only to be flummoxed by erectile dysfunction. An unmissable debut, the collection charts the worlds born in our dreams and bred in hope"--