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Understanding Tennessee Williams

Author: Alice Griffin
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
Series: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Alice Griffin offers an in-depth evaluation of the nine plays that established Tennessee Williams as America's greatest lyric dramatist. Describing him as the first playwright writing in English to combine full-blooded characters, theatricalism, and poetic dialogue, Griffin considers Williams both as a literary figure and as a stage innovator. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Griffin
ISBN: 1611170060 9781611170061
OCLC Number: 704895922
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: xv, 266 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Understanding Tennessee Williams --
The glass menagerie --
A streetcar named Desire --
Summer and smoke --
The rose tattoo --
Camino Real --
Cat on a hot tin roof --
Orpheus descending --
Sweet bird of youth --
The night of the iguana.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Responsibility: by Alice Griffin.

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Alice Griffin offers an in-depth evaluation of the nine plays that established Tennessee Williams as America's greatest lyric dramatist. Describing him as the first playwright writing in English to combine full-blooded characters, theatricalism, and poetic dialogue, Griffin considers Williams both as a literary figure and as a stage innovator. --from publisher description.

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