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Dramatizing dementia : madness in the plays of Tennessee Williams

Author: Jacqueline O'Connor
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997.
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"This study examines the presentation of madness in the major plays by Tennessee Williams, and demonstrates the ways that Williams's preoccupation with the mentally ill and society's treatment of them were explored through his drama. Thematic chapter groupings divide the analysis into discussions of confinement, language, women, and the artist. The critical approach is eclectic and the author draws on a variety of  Read more...
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O'Connor, Jacqueline.
Dramatizing dementia.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605263150
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline O'Connor
ISBN: 0879727411 9780879727413 087972742X 9780879727420
OCLC Number: 36930721
Description: viii, 120 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Binding Ties: Introduction --
2. Captive Maids: Women and Madness --
3. Babbling Lunatics: Language and Madness --
4. Deranged Artists: Creativity and Madness --
5. Broken Worlds: Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jacqueline O'Connor.

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Jacqueline O Connor examines how Tennessee Williams portrayed society s treatment of the mentally ill. The critical approach is eclectic and the author draws on a variety of psychological, literary,  Read more...

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