Summer and Smoke

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210979

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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THE STORY: A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes tow

Tennessee Williams

A Guide to Research and Performance

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The plays of Tennessee Williams are some of the greatest triumphs of the American theatre. If Williams is not the most important American playwright, he is surely one of two or three of the most celebrated, rivaled only by Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller. But in a career that spanned almost five decades, he also produced two collections of poetry, two novels, four collections of stories, and scores of essays. This reference book offers a thorough review of the vast body of research on his works, along with a history of performance. The volume contains chapters devoted to particular works or clusters of works, and each is written by an expert contributor. Each chapter includes a discussion of the biographical context of the work or group of works; a survey of the bibliographic history; a summary of major critical approaches, which looks at themes, characters, symbols, and plots; a consideration of the major critical problems posed by the work; a review of chief productions and film and television versions; a concluding overview; and a bibliography of secondary sources.

Bloom's How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Author: Jennifer Banach,Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.

American Opera

Author: Elise Kuhl Kirk

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026232

Category: Music

Page: 459

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"With this overview, Elise K. Kirk provides a lively history of one of America's liveliest arts. A treasure trove of information on a substantial, heretofore neglected repertoire, American Opera sketches musical traits and provides plot summaries, descriptions of sets and stagings and biographical details on performers, composers and librettists for more than a hundred American operas, many of which have received unjustifiably scant attention since their premieres." "From the spectacle and melodrama of William Dunlap's Pizarro, in Peru (1800) and the pathos of Caryl Florio's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1882) to the chilling psychological drama of Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden (1965) and the lyric elegance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (1991), opera in America displays the energy and diversity of the nation itself. Kirk shows that this rich, varied repertoire includes far more than the familiar jewels Porgy and Bess, Candide, Susannah, and The Consul."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tennessee Williams

A Casebook

Author: Robert Gross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135673543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Tennessee Williams' plays are performed around the world, and are staples of the standard American repertory. His famous portrayals of women engage feminist critics, and as America's leading gay playwright from the repressive postwar period, through Stonewall, to the growth of gay liberation, he represents an important and controversial figure for queer theorists. Gross and his contributors have included all of his plays, a chronology, introduction and bibliography.

Ash Princess

Author: Laura Sebastian

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641214076

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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Sie kommt aus der Asche und greift nach den Sternen Theo ist noch ein Kind, als ihre Mutter, die Fire Queen, vor ihren Augen ermordet wird. Der brutale Kaiser raubt dem Mädchen alles: die Familie, das Reich, die Sprache, den Namen. Und er macht aus ihr die Ash Princess, ein Symbol der Schande für ihr Volk. Aber Theo ist stark. Zehn Jahre lang hält die Hoffnung sie am Leben, den Thron irgendwann zurückzuerobern, allem Spott und Hohn zum Trotz. Als der Kaiser Theo eines Nachts zu einer furchtbaren Tat zwingt, wird klar: Um ihren Traum zu erfüllen, muss sie zurückschlagen – und die Achillesferse des Kaisers ist sein Sohn. Doch womit Theo nicht gerechnet hat, sind ihre Gefühle für den Prinzen ...

The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408145324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Perfect for students of English Literature, Theatre Studies and American Studies at college and university, The Theatre of Tennessee Williams provides a lucid and stimulating analysis of Willams' dramatic work by one of America's leading scholars. With the centennial of his birth celebrated amid a flurry of conferences devoted to his work in 2011, and his plays a central part of any literature and drama curriculum and uibiquitous in theatre repertoires, he remains a giant of twentieth century literature and drama. In Brenda Murphy's major study of his work she examines his life and career and provides an analysis of more than a score of his key plays, including in-depth studies of major works such as A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and others. She traces the artist figure who features in many of Williams' plays to broaden the discussion beyond the normal reference points. As with other volumes in Methuen Drama's Critical Companions series, this book features too essays by Bruce McConachie, John S. Bak, Felicia Hardison Londré and Annette Saddik, offering perspectives on different aspects of Williams' work that will assist students in their own critical thinking.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Dein Körper: Das Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219646

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

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Wussten Sie, dass Sie Ihre äußere Hautschicht häufiger wechseln als eine Schlange? Oder dass Sie ohne bestimmte Arten von Bakterien anfälliger für Krankheiten und Allergien wären? Auf Basis aktuellster physiologischer und neurophysiologischer Erkenntnisse erklärt Matthew MacDonald präzise, verständlich und unterhaltsam alle wichtigen Körperfunktionen, gibt praktische Tipps, wie Sie Ihre „Hardware“ in Schuss halten, und räumt mit gängigen Vorurteilen auf. Aus dem Inhalt: - Ihre Haut. Warum die erste Verteidigungslinie Ihres Körpers aus toten Zellen besteht, wie Muttermale und Falten entstehen und was Antitranspirants gegen Körpergeruch ausrichten können. - Fett. Weshalb Ihr Körper Fett braucht, wie es gespeichert wird und warum Modediäten nichts bringen. - Ihr Herz. Wie Sie das Herzinfarktrisiko senken und was ein gutes Ausdauertraining ausmacht. - Ihr Verdauungssystem. Aus welchen Abschnitten Ihr gut 9 Meter langer Verdauungstrakt besteht und warum Ballaststoffe dort willkommen sind. - Ihr Immunsystem. Wie Ihr Körper sich gegen Eindringlinge wehrt, welche Bakterien und Viren sich bei Ihnen wohlfühlen und was normale Zellen dazu bringt, sich in Krebszellen zu verwandeln. - Sex und Fortpflanzung. Was männliche und weibliche Geschlechtsorgane auszeichnet sowie alles Wissenswerte über Fruchtbarkeit, weibliche Lust und die männliche Fixierung auf die Größe. - Alter und Tod. Warum wir altern, wie Sie möglichst lange möglichst fit bleiben und wie wir schließlich sterben.

Follies of God

Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog

Author: James Grissom

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does, from the inside, the almost impossible—revealing the heart and soul of artistic inspiration and the unwitting collaboration between playwright and actress, playwright and director. At a moment in the life of Tennessee Williams when he felt he had been relegated to a “lower artery of the theatrical heart,” when critics were proclaiming that his work had been overrated, he summoned to New Orleans a hopeful twenty-year-old writer, James Grissom, who had written an unsolicited letter to the great playwright asking for advice. After a long, intense conversation, Williams sent Grissom on a journey on the playwright’s behalf to find out if he, Tennessee Williams, or his work, had mattered to those who had so deeply mattered to him, those who had led him to what he called the blank page, “the pale judgment.” Among the more than seventy giants of American theater and film Grissom sought out, chief among them the women who came to Williams out of the fog: Lillian Gish, tiny and alabaster white, with enormous, lovely, empty eyes (“When I first imagined a woman at the center of my fantasia, I . . . saw the pure and buoyant face of Lillian Gish. . . . [She] was the escort who brought me to Blanche”) . . . Maureen Stapleton, his Serafina of The Rose Tattoo, a shy, fat little girl from Troy, New York, who grew up with abandoned women and sad hopes and whose job it was to cheer everyone up, goad them into going to the movies, urge them to bake a cake and have a party. (“Tennessee and I truly loved each other,” said Stapleton, “we were bound by our love of the theater and movies and movie stars and comedy. And we were bound to each other particularly by our mothers: the way they raised us; the things they could never say . . . The dreaming nature, most of all”) . . . Jessica Tandy (“The moment I read [Portrait of a Madonna],” said Tandy, “my life began. I was, for the first time . . . unafraid to be ruthless in order to get something I wanted”) . . . Kim Stanley . . . Bette Davis . . . Katharine Hepburn . . . Jo Van Fleet . . . Rosemary Harris . . . Eva Le Gallienne (“She was a stone against which I could rub my talent and feel that it became sharper”) . . . Julie Harris . . . Geraldine Page (“A titanic talent”) . . . And the men who mattered and helped with his creations, including Elia Kazan, José Quintero, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud . . . James Grissom’s Follies of God is a revelation, a book that moves and inspires and uncannily catches that illusive “dreaming nature.”

Madre and I

A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives

Author: Guillermo Reyes

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299236234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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In this moving and funny memoir, award-winning playwright Guillermo Reyes untangles his life as the secretly illegitimate son of a Chilean immigrant to the United States and as a young man struggling with sexual repression, body image, and gay identity. But this is a double-decker memoir that also tells the poignant, bittersweet, and adventurous story of Guillermo’s mother, María, who supports herself and her son cleaning houses and then working as a nanny in Washington, D.C. and eventually in Hollywood. In one memorable scene, after realizing that her friend Carmen is cleaning the house of one of the producers of Annie Hall, María recruits her to take her picture as she poses dramatically with Mr. Joffe’s Oscar in hand. It is María’s defiant yet determined attitude amidst her sacrifices that allows for Guillermo’s spirited coming of age and coming out. Their common ground is the drama of their encounters with discovery, heartbreak, and passion—the explosive emotions that light up the stage of their two-actor theater. Honorable Mention, Best Auto/Biography in English, International Latino Book Awards