Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - pr_35093

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

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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.

Product code: 9780230228696

ISBN 9780230228696
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW155
Series Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Macmillan Education UK
This guide charts the development in the criticism surrounding two of Williams' most popular plays, from the 1940s/50s through to the present day. Adler's overview of the critical responses proceeds in a generally chronological fashion and demonstrates how the emergence of newer theoretical methodologies has broadened the range of these responses.