The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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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.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 1999-06-17
File : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9780811220750


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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A comprehensive study guide to Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie.

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Genre : Electronic books
Author by : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007
File : 114 Pages
ISBN : 9781438114514


The Cambridge Companion To Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Companion To Tennessee Williams

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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.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Matthew C. Roudané
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1997-12-11
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781107493827


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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A classic of modern drama about three confused family members living in their own world of illusions.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 1999
File : 105 Pages
ISBN : 0811214044


Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : John Lahr
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-09-22
File : 736 Pages
ISBN : 9780393247121


A House Not Meant To Stand A Gothic Comedy

A House Not Meant To Stand A Gothic Comedy

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The spellbinding last full-length play produced during the author's lifetime is now published for the first time. Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, return home one midnight in a thunderstorm from the Memphis funeral of their older son to a house and a life literally falling apart--daughter Joanie is in an insane asylum and their younger son Charlie is upstairs having sex with his pregnant, holy-roller girlfriend as the McCorkles enter. Cornelius, who has political ambitions and a litany of health problems, is trying to find a large amount of moonshine money his gentle wife Bella has hidden somewhere in their collapsing house, but his noisy efforts are disrupted by a stream of remarkable characters, both living and dead. While Williams often used drama to convey hope and desperation in human hearts, it was through this dark, expressionistic comedy, which he called a "Southern gothic spook sonata," that he was best able to chronicle his vision of the fragile state of our world.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2008-04-17
File : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780811226356


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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Author by : Tennessee Williams
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Release : 2004-01-01
File : Pages
ISBN : 0848826973


A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

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The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2020-08-12
File : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9789389716849


Tennessee Williams S The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams S The Glass Menagerie

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007
File : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9780791093498


Bernhardt Hamlet

Bernhardt Hamlet

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Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses – and then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Theresa Rebeck
Publisher : Concord Theatricals
Release : 2019-07
File : 95 Pages
ISBN : 9780573708091