The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

Brenda Murphy, Author

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’s 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 20th-century literature and drama.

In 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’s plays to broaden the discussion beyond the normal reference points.

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