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: Heinemann
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780435233198
ISBN 13: 043523319X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Menagerie Book Review:

Tom is frustrated in his job and distressed at home by the mental withdrawal from life of his crippled sister Laura. His energetic but misguided mother clings frantically to the idea that Laura can lead a normal life while Laura lives for her glass figures--'the small and tender things that make life endurable'. This edition contains notes and activities to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the play.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1999-06-17
ISBN 10: 0811220753
ISBN 13: 9780811220750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Menagerie Book Review:

No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A new introduction by prominent Williams scholar Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his story of a family whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice still resonates deeply and universally." This edition of The Glass Menagerie also includes Williams's essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, "The Catastrophe of Success," as well as a short section of Williams's own "Production Notes." The cover features the classic line drawing by Alvin Lustig, originally done for the 1949 New Directions edition.

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.

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

Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780822210948
ISBN 13: 0822210940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suddenly Last Summer Book Review:

THE STORY: Kerr, in the NY Herald-Tribune, describes: This, says Mr. Williams through the most sympathetic voice among his characters, 'is a true story about the time and the world we live in.' He has made it seem true--or at least curiously and su

Tennessee Williams One Act Plays

Tennessee Williams  One Act Plays
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 1350161632
ISBN 13: 9781350161634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tennessee Williams One Act Plays Book Review:

The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers on a rope. Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams's lesser-known one-act plays reveal a tantalising and fascinating perspective to one of the world's most important playwrights. Written between 1934 and 1980, the plays of the very young writer, then of the successful Tennessee Williams, and finally of the troubled man of the 1970s, this volume offers a panoramic yet detailed view of the themes, demons, and wit of this iconic playwright. The volume depicts American life during the Great Depression and after, populated by a hopelessly hopeful chorus girl, a munitions manufacturer ensnared in a love triangle, a rural family that deals "justice" on its children, an overconfident mob dandy, a poor couple who quarrel to vanquish despair, a young "spinster" enthralled by the impulse of rebellion, and, in The Magic Tower, a passionate artist and his wife whose youth and optimism are not enough to protect their 'dream marriage.' This collection gathers some of Williams's most exuberant early work and includes one-acts that he would later expand to powerful full-length dramas: 'The Pretty Trap,' a cheerful take on The Glass Menagerie, and 'Interior: Panic,' a precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire. Plays included are: At Liberty, The Magic Tower, Me, Vashya, Curtains for the Gentleman, In Our Profession, Every Twenty Minutes, Honor the Living, The Cast of the Crushed Petunias, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Dark Room, The Pretty Trap, Interior: Panic, Kingdom of Earth, I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays and Some Problems for The Moose Lodge. The volume also features a foreword by Terence McNally.

Durang Durang

Durang Durang
Author: Christopher Durang
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780822214601
ISBN 13: 0822214601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Durang Durang Book Review:

...eloquently dramatizes questions of responsibility, guilt and pathology...the complex moral issues are translated into challenging story theater, like a cubist portrait of grief...Homage must be paid, this grieving mother cries to the stars, and Medoff answe The mysteries of life, death and survival in the city, of friendships among women and relationships between the sexes are explored...in Jacquelyn Reingold's GIRL GONE...the playwright display[s] admirable talent and generate[s] plenty of interest, tension an

The Magic Tower and Other One act Plays

The Magic Tower and Other One act Plays
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780811219204
ISBN 13: 0811219208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Tower and Other One act Plays Book Review:

A wonderful collection of never-before-collected one-acts: “The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers in a rope” (Tennessee Williams).

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre
Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2007-09-13
ISBN 10: 0521835380
ISBN 13: 9780521835381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre Book Review:

Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780822203490
ISBN 13: 0822203499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale Book Review:

THE STORY: The action takes place in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, shortly before the First World War. Alma Winemiller, a sensitive and lonely young woman, has become increasingly restive and disturbed by the fear that she will remain a spinster. Hem

Freckles

Freckles
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publsiher: Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 3849688283
ISBN 13: 9783849688288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freckles Book Review:

Freckles, a nameless Irish waif when the story opens, moved by the power of a mighty love, takes hold of his life, performs deeds of heroism in his guardianship of the Limberlost timber leases, and at length, through the help of the woman he loves, comes into possession of his name and patrimony. Other characters, only a little less interesting, are McLean, a member of the Grand Rapids Lumber Co., Freckles' friend and boss; Lord O'More, who seeks a lost relative and finds him in the hero, and Black Jack, a handsome villian, whose thought of repentance comes too late.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie s World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Mister Paradise and Other One act Plays

Mister Paradise and Other One act Plays
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780811216203
ISBN 13: 0811216209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mister Paradise and Other One act Plays Book Review:

Tennessee Williams had a distinct talent for writing short plays and, not surprisingly, this remarkable new collection of never-before-published one-acts includes some of his most poignant and hilarious characters: the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens...; the strange little man behind the nom de plume Mister Paradise; and the extravagant mistress who cheats on her married man in The Pink Bedroom. Most were written in the 1930s and early 1940s when Williams was already flexing his theatrical imagination. Chosen from over seventy unpublished one-acts, these are some of Williams's finest; several have premiered recently at The Hartford Stage Co., The Kennedy Center, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Included in this volume: These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch Mister Paradise The Palooka Escape Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily? Summer At the Lake The Big Game The Pink Bedroom The Fat Man's Wife Thank You, Kind Spirit The Municipal Abattoir Adam and Eve on a Ferry And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens... Long associated with Williams, acclaimed stage and film actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson provide a fresh and challenging foreword for actors, directors, and readers.

The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780822209713
ISBN 13: 0822209713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rose Tattoo Book Review:

THE STORY: Serafina delle Rose is a restless widow whose intense and absorbing instinct for love drives everything before it. The figure of this extraordinary woman dominates the small town where she and her friends are living and embodies the exul

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780811205672
ISBN 13: 0811205673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Book Review:

Maggie the Cat fights for the lives of her damaged and drinking husband Brick, herself, and their unborn children in the revised version of Williams' acclaimed dramatization of Big Daddy's birthday and deathday party and family gathering

One Arm and Other Stories

One Arm  and Other Stories
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013012441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Arm and Other Stories Book Review:

One Arm and Other Stories

One Arm and Other Stories
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 9780811202237
ISBN 13: 0811202232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Arm and Other Stories Book Review:

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

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.