Download E-books Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams PDF

during this detailed and interesting assortment, twelve essays have a good time the legacy of 1 of America's most crucial playwrights and examine Williams's enduring impact on America's cultural, theatrical, and literary heritage.
 
Like Faulkner sooner than him, Tennessee Williams gave common entice southern characters and settings. His significant performs, from Cat on a sizzling Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie to A Streetcar Named Desire and Night of the Iguana, proceed to catch America's well known mind's eye, an important legacy. notwithstanding he died in 1983, just recently have Williams's papers turn into to be had to the general public, bringing to gentle a couple of fascinating discoveries—letters, drafts, and several other unpublished and unproduced performs. those fresh advancements make a reassessment of Williams's lifestyles and paintings either well timed and needed.

The essays during this assortment originated as displays on the twenty seventh annual Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature on the college of Alabama in 1999. The e-book addresses quite a lot of subject matters, between them the effect of pop culture on Williams's performs, and, in flip, his impact on pop culture; his dating to Hollywood and his struggles with censorship, Hollywood criteria, and the competing imaginative and prescient of administrators comparable to Elia Kazan; his depictions of gender and sexuality; and concerns raised through lately chanced on plays.

someone attracted to American literature and drama will locate this selection of clean, obtainable essays a worthwhile viewpoint at the existence, paintings, and legacy of 1 of the intense stars of yankee theatre.
 

 

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

This quantity of in particular commissioned essays explores the area of Anton Chekhov and the construction, functionality and interpretation of his works. The better half starts with an exam of Chekhov's lifestyles and his Russia. Later movie types and diversifications of Chehov's works are analyzed, with insights additionally provided on performing Chekhov, via Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by means of Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. the amount presents essays on distinct subject matters akin to Chekhov as author, Chekhov and ladies, and the Chekhov comedies and tales.

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Download E-books Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage (Oxford Classical Monographs) PDF

By Regine May

Regine may possibly discusses using drama as an intertext within the paintings of the second century Latin writer Apuleius, who wrote the single entire extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, during which a tender guy is changed into a donkey by way of magic. Apuleius makes use of drama, specially comedy, as a uncomplicated underlying texture, and invitations his readers to exploit their wisdom of latest drama in studying the destiny of his protagonist and the usually comedian or tragic occasions within which he reveals himself. could employs a detailed examine of the Latin textual content and distinct comparability with the corpus of dramatic texts from antiquity, in addition to dialogue of inventory gains of historical drama, in particular of comedy, to be able to clarify a few beneficial properties of the radical that have to this point baffled Apuleian scholarship, together with the enigmatic finishing. All Latin and Greek has been translated into English.

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Download E-books The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama PDF

By Greg Walker

Greg Walker offers a brand new account of the connection among politics and drama within the turbulent interval from the accession of Henry VIII to the reign of Elizabeth I. development on principles first built in performs of Persuasion (1991), he specializes in political drama in either England and Scotland, exploring the advanced relationships between politics, courtroom tradition and dramatic composition, functionality and ebook. This interdisciplinary research will discover a marketplace between Tudor historians in addition to scholars of medieval and Renaissance drama.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Brian Friel is well known as Ireland's maximum residing playwright, successful a world acceptance via such acclaimed works as Translations (1980) and Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). This 2006 choice of specifically commissioned essays contains contributions from best commentators on Friel's paintings (including fellow playwrights) and explores the whole diversity of his profession from his 1964 step forward with Philadelphia, the following I Come! to his most up-to-date good fortune in Dublin and London with the house position (2005). The essays strategy Friel's performs either as literary texts and as played drama, and supply the suitable creation for college students of either English and Theatre stories, in addition to theatregoers. the gathering considers Friel's lesser-known works along his extra celebrated performs and offers a complete severe survey of his occupation. this can be a accomplished examine of Friel's paintings, and incorporates a chronology and additional examining feedback.

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Download E-books Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater: Upstaging Dictatorship (Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies) PDF

By Ana Elena Puga

Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater traces the shaping of a resistant id in reminiscence, its direct expression in testimony, and its oblique elaboration in other forms of allegory. each one bankruptcy focuses on one modern playwright (or one collaborative group, in terms of Brazil) from every one of 4 Southern Cone international locations and compares the playwrights’ aesthetic techniques for subverting ideologies of dictatorship: Carlos Manuel Varela (memory in Uruguay), Juan Radrigán (testimony in Chile), Augusto Boal and his co-author Gianfrancesco Guarnieri (historical allegory in Brazil), Griselda Gambaro (abstract allegory in Argentina).

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Download E-books A History of Modern Drama, Volume I PDF

By David Krasner

Masking the interval 1879 to 1959, and taking in every thing from Ibsen to Beckett, this booklet is quantity one in all a two-part accomplished exam of the performs, dramatists, and pursuits that include smooth international drama.

  • Contains precise research of performs and playwrights, connecting issues and delivering unique interpretations
  • Includes insurance of non-English works and traditions to create a world view of contemporary drama
  • Considers the impression of modernism in artwork, song, literature, structure, society, and politics at the formation of contemporary dramatic literature
  • Takes an interpretative and analytical method of smooth dramatic texts instead of concentrating on construction history
  • Includes assurance of the ways that staging practices, layout strategies, and appearing kinds knowledgeable the development of the dramas

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Download E-books Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England PDF

By Tanya Pollard

Drugs and Theater asks why Shakespeare and his modern playwrights have been so preoccupied with medications and poisons and, at a deeper point, why either critics and supporters of the theater, in addition to playwrights themselves, so often followed a chemical vocabulary to explain the results of the theater on audiences. Drawing upon unique clinical and literary learn, Pollard indicates that the efficiency of the hyperlink among medicinal drugs and performs within the interval demonstrates a version of drama notably diverse than our personal, a version within which performs exert a strong effect on spectators' our bodies in addition to minds.

Early smooth body structure held that the mind's eye and feelings have been a part of the physique, and exerted a fabric influence on it, but students of medication and drama alike haven't well-known the implications of this concept. performs, which adjust our feelings and notion, at the same time swap us bodily. This e-book argues that the ability of the theater in early sleek England, in addition to the notable hostility to it, stems from the generally held modern concept that drama acted upon the physique in addition to the brain. In yoking jointly pharmacy and theatre, this publication deals a brand new version for realizing the connection among texts and our bodies. simply as our bodies are constituted partially via the resourceful fantasies they eat, the theater's luck (and notoriety) will depend on its strength over spectators' our bodies. medicinal drugs, which conflate matters approximately unreliable appearances and fabric possibility, evoked fascination and worry during this interval via deciding upon a convergence element among the mind's eye and the physique, the literary and the clinical, the paranormal and the rational. This publication explores that very same convergence aspect, and makes use of it to teach the astounding physiological powers attributed to language, and particularly to the embodied language of the theater.

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Download E-books Russia, Freaks and Foreigners: Three Performance Texts (Intellect Books - Playtext) PDF

Russia, Freaks and Foreigners is a set of 3 thematically associated performs set opposed to the backdrop of a fractured, post-Soviet Russian society. Written by way of acclaimed playwright James MacDonald, who's cerebral palsied, those functionality texts critique accredited notions of normality inside of authority, delivering quite a few types of distinction – actual, cultural and ethical – and their tales of dislocation. Their issues, contextualized right here through better half essays, extend the bounds of British drama and fasten to the comedian gruesome culture via giving the ‘abnormal’ a large charm. thus far, MacDonald is among the few seriously disabled playwrights to have their paintings staged and he offers with matters not often coated in drama. therefore, Russia, Freaks and Foreigners is a bold portrayal of incapacity from the interior.

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