The influence of Tennessee Williams : essays on fifteen American playwrights / edited and with an introduction by Philip C. Kolin

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Subjects: American drama--20th century--History and criticism
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983--Influence
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Preface 1
Introduction. The Panoptic Tennessee Williams / Philip C. Kolin 3
"[Our] Little Company of the Odd and Lonely": Tennessee Williams's "Personality" in the Plays of William Inge / Michael Greenwald 15
Neil Simon's Parodies of Tennessee Williams / Susan Koprince 31
"Inconspicuous Osmosis and the Plasticity of Doing": The Influence of Tennessee Williams on the Plays of / Edward Albee, David A. Crespy 42
"Cracking the Shell of Literalness": The Itinerary of Paternal Consciousness in Williams's Tragedy with Notes on Its Influence on Gurney's Comedy / Arvid F. Sponberg 55
"That gentleman with the painfully sympathetic eyes ...": Re-reading Lorraine Hansberry Through Tennessee Williams / Nancy Cho 68
The Fission of Tennessee Williams's Plays into Adrienne Kennedy's / Philip C. Kolin 79
Warriors Against the Kitchen Sink: Tennessee Williams and John Guare / Thomas Mitchell 95
Image, Myth, and Movement in the Plays of Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams / Annette J. Saddik 106
Sons of the South: An Examination of the Interstices in the Works of August Wilson and Tennessee Williams / Sandra G. Shannon 122
Williams, Mamet, and the Artist In Extremis / Brenda Murphy 136
The Symbiosis of Desire and Death: Beth Henley Rewrites Tennessee Williams / Verna A. Foster 148
"Period of Adjustment": Marriage in Williams and Christopher Durang / John M. Clum 162
"All Truth Is a Scandal": How Tennessee Williams Shaped Tony Kushner's Plays / Kirk Woodward 175
Twilight in Tennessee: The Similar Styles of Anna Deavere Smith and Tennessee Williams / Harvey Young 187
Theatre of the Gut: Tennessee Williams and Suzan-Lori Parks / Harry J. Elam, Jr. 200
Swimming to Chekhovia: Edward Albee on Tennessee Williams - An Interview / David A. Crespy 216
About the Contributors 221
Index 225
Additional Authors: Kolin, Philip C
Notes: LCCN: 2008028798
ISBN: 9780786434756 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786434759 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "The author of A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof drew on personal and family drama for material. Essays examine how Williams's confessional style influenced Inge, Mamet, Kushner, Lori-Parks and others. There is a special study of African-American theater. Features interview with Albee on Williams' influence"--Provided by publisher
Contents: Introduction: the panoptic Tennessee Williams / Philip C. Kolin -- "[Our] little company of the odd and the lonely": Tennessee Williams's "personality" in the plays of William Inge / Michael Greenwald -- Neil Simon's parodies of Tennessee Williams / Susan Koprince -- "Inconspicuous osmosis and the plasticity of doing": the influence of Tennessee Williams on the plays of Edward Albee / David A. Crespy -- "Cracking the shell of literalness": the itinerary of paternal consciousness in Williams's tragedy with notes on its influence on Gurney's comedy / Arvid F. Sponberg -- "That gentleman with painfully sympathetic eyes-- ": re-reading Lorraine Hansberry through Tennessee Williams / Nancy Cho -- The fission of Tennessee Williams's plays into Adrienne Kennedy's / Philip C. Kolin -- Warriors against the kitchen sink: Tennessee Williams and John Guare / Thomas Mitchell -- Image, myth, and movement in the plays of Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams / Annette J. Saddik -- Sons of the South: an examination of the interstices in the works of August Wilson and Tennessee Williams / Sandra G. Shannon -- Williams, Mamet, and the artist in extremis / Brenda Murphy -- The symbiosis of desire and death: Beth Henley rewrites Tennessee Williams / Verna A. Foster -- "Period of adjustment": marriage in Williams and Christopher Durang / John M. Clum -- "All truth is a scandal": how Tennessee Williams shaped Tony Kushner's plays / Kirk Woodward -- Twilight in Tennessee: the similar styles of Anna Deavere Smith and Tennessee Williams / Harvey Young -- Theatre of the gut: Tennessee Williams and Suzan-Lori Parks / Harry J. Elam, Jr. -- Swimming to Chekhovia: Edward Albee on Tennessee Williams: an interview / David A. Crespy
Physical Description: x, 229 p. ; 26 cm
OCLC Number: 228608075
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786434756
0786434759

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