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Magical muse : millennial essays on Tennessee Williams

Author: Ralph F Voss
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this unique and engaging collection, 12 essays celebrate the legacy of one of America's most important playwrights and investigate Williams's enduring effect on America's cultural, theatrical, and literary heritage. Like Faulkner before him, Tennessee Williams gave universal appeal to southern characters and settings. His major plays, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie to A Streetcar Named Desire  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Magical muse.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001005097
(OCoLC)47849396
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph F Voss
ISBN: 9780817313654 0817313656 0817311270 9780817311278
OCLC Number: 427567552
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Contents: Tennessee Williams scholarship at the turn of the century / George W. Crandell --
The year 1939 : becoming Tennessee Williams / Albert J. Devlin --
"Tiger, tiger!" : Blanche's rape on screen / Nancy M. Tischler --
The escape that failed : Tennessee and Rose Williams / Michael Paller --
Four characters in search of a company : Williams, Pirandello, and the Cat on a hot tin roof manuscripts / Jeffrey B. Loomis --
The metaphysics of Tennessee Williams / Robert Siegel --
The family of Mitch : (un)suitable suitors in Tennessee Williams / Philip C. Kolin --
In the bar of a Tokyo hotel : breaking the code / Allean Hale --
"Entitled to write about her life" : Tennessee Williams and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald / Jackson R. Bryer --
"It's another Elvis sighting, and ... my God ... he's with Tennessee Williams!" / Barbara M. Harris --
Tennessee Williams in New Orleans / W. Kenneth Holditch --
Tennessee Williams : the angel and the crocodile / Dan Sullivan.
Responsibility: edited by Ralph F. Voss.

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In this unique and engaging collection, 12 essays celebrate the legacy of one of America's most important playwrights and investigate Williams's enduring effect on America's cultural, theatrical, and literary heritage. Like Faulkner before him, Tennessee Williams gave universal appeal to southern characters and settings. His major plays, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie to A Streetcar Named Desire and Night of the Iguana, continue to capture America's popular imagination, a significant legacy. Though he died in 1983, only recently have Williams's papers become available to th.

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