27 Wagons Full of Cotton

And Other One-act Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202251

Category: Drama

Page: 238

View: 6942

Thirteen one-act plays, written especially for the community theater group, reveal Williams' extraordinary perception

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081122080X

Category: Drama

Page: 238

View: 9004

The thirteen one-act plays collected in this volume include some of Tennessee Williams's finest and most powerful work. They are full of the perception of life as it is, and the passion for life as it ought to be, which have made The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire classics of the American theater. Only one of these plays (The Purification) is written in verse, but in all of them the approach to character is by way of poetic revelation. Whether Williams is writing of derelict roomers in a New Orleans boarding house (The Lady of Larkspur Lotion) or the memories of a venerable traveling salesman (The Last of My Solid Gold Watches) or of delinquent children (This Property is Condemned), his insight into human nature is that of the poet. He can compress the basic meaning of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love—into one small scene or a few moments of dialogue. Mr. Williams's views on the role of the little theater in American culture are contained in a stimulating essay, "Something wild...," which serves as an introduction to this collection.

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

Volume I.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811211352

Category: Drama

Page: 419

View: 1422

Battle of Angels; Glass Menagerie; Streetcar Named Desire.

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

Author: Greta Heintzelman,Alycia Smith Howard

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108567

Category: Dramatists, American

Page: 449

View: 6650

One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Mister Paradise and Other One-act Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams,Nicholas Rand Moschovakis,David Ernest Roessel

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216203

Category: Drama

Page: 245

View: 5619

Tennessee Williams had a distinct talent for writing short plays and, not surprisingly, this remarkable new collection of never-before-published one-acts includes some of his most poignant and hilarious characters: the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of ; the strange little man behind the nom de plume ; and the extravagant mistress who cheats on her married man in . Most were written in the 1930s and early 1940s when Williams was already flexing his theatrical imagination. Chosen from over seventy unpublished one-acts, these are some of Williams's finest; several have premiered recently at The Hartford Stage Co., The Kennedy Center, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Included in this volume: Long associated with Williams, acclaimed stage and film actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson provide a fresh and challenging foreword for actors, directors, and readers.

The Magic Tower and Other One-act Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams,Thomas Keith

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811219204

Category: Drama

Page: 286

View: 5495

A wonderful collection of never-before-collected one-acts: “The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers in a rope” (Tennessee Williams).

Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Thomas P. Adler

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 1234

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) are major plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America's most significant dramatists. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: • charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day • provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues • examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory. In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2249

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Baby Doll ; & Tiger Tail

A Screenplay and Play

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811211666

Category: Drama

Page: 220

View: 5261

Der unsichtbare Mann

Roman

Author: Ralph Ellison

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216978

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 1660

„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.

One Act

Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theatre

Author: Samuel Moon

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802130532

Category: Drama

Page: 370

View: 7756

Yeats, O'Casey, Anouilh and Ionesco are among the distinguished playwrights represented

Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 1054

View: 4493

Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Margos Spuren

Author: John Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423624992

Category:

Page: 334

View: 9648