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Tennessee Williams [With Free Web Access] Brenda Murphy

Tennessee Williams [With Free Web Access]

Brenda Murphy

Published September 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781587656873
Library Binding
350 pages
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Introductory essays include a brief biography on Williams and a quartet of original essays provide valuable context for understanding his achievements. One essay examines the plays within the context of twentieth century culture while another tracesMoreIntroductory essays include a brief biography on Williams and a quartet of original essays provide valuable context for understanding his achievements. One essay examines the plays within the context of twentieth century culture while another traces the playwrights expressionistic values from his early student play Me, Vashya up through Camino Real and appraises A Streetcar Named Desire as Williamss best realization of this aesthetic. Another offers a meditation on the theme of mendacity within Williamss last great success, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as within the plays production and Williamss relationship with his director, Elia Kazan.