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Tennessee Williams (1911–1983)

Autor/a de Un tramvia anomenat Desig

315+ obres 27,903 Membres 304 Ressenyes 131 preferits

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After O'Neill, Williams is perhaps the best dramatist the United States has yet produced. Born in his grandfather's rectory in Columbus, Mississippi, Williams and his family later moved to St. Louis. There Williams endured many bad years caused by the abuse of his father and his own anguish over mostra'n més his introverted sister, who was later permanently institutionalized. Williams attended the University of Missouri, and, after time out to clerk for a shoe company and for his own mental breakdown, also attended Washington University of St. Louis and the University of Iowa, from which he graduated in 1938. Williams began to write plays in 1935. During 1943 he spent six months as a contract screenwriter for MGM but produced only one script, The Gentleman Caller. When MGM rejected it, Williams turned it into his first major success, The Glass Menagerie (1945). In this intensely autobiographical play, Williams dramatizes the story of Amanda, who dreams of restoring her lost past by finding a gentleman caller for her crippled daughter, and of Amanda's son Tom, who longs to escape from the responsibility of supporting his mother and sister. After The Glass Menagerie,Williams wrote his masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, (1947), along with a steady stream of other plays, among them such major works as Summer and Smoke(1948), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1954), and Suddenly Last Summer (1958). His plays celebrate the "fugitive kind," the sensitive outcasts whose outsider status allows them to perceive the horror of the world and who often give additional witness to that horror by becoming its victims. Stephen S. Stanton has summed up Williams's "virtues and strengths" as "a genius for portraiture, particularly of women, a sensitive ear for dialogue and the rhythms of natural speech, a comic talent often manifesting itself in "black comedy,' and a genuine theatrical flair exhibited in telling stage effects attained through lighting, costume, music, and movements." After The Night of the Iguana (1961), Williams continued to write profusely---and constantly to revise his work---but it became more difficult to get productions of his plays and, if they were produced, to win critical or popular acclaim for them. Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for these two and for The Glass Menagerie and The Night of the Iguana. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Tennessee Williams. UH Photographs Collection.

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Obres de Tennessee Williams

Un tramvia anomenat Desig (1947) 7,933 exemplars
The Glass Menagerie (1945) — Autor — 6,627 exemplars
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1975) 2,923 exemplars
The Night of the Iguana (1962) 530 exemplars
Collected Stories (1985) 504 exemplars
Memoirs (1975) 498 exemplars
Plays 1937-1955 (2000) 413 exemplars
Suddenly Last Summer (1958) 365 exemplars
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1950) 329 exemplars
Plays 1957-1980 (2000) 315 exemplars
Summer and Smoke (1948) 283 exemplars
Sweet Bird of Youth (1959) 269 exemplars
A Streetcar Named Desire [1951 film] (1951) — Original play — 209 exemplars
La Rosa Tatuada (1951) — Autor — 196 exemplars
Orpheus Descending (1958) 172 exemplars
Camino Real (1948) 168 exemplars
Moise and the World of Reason (1975) 162 exemplars
La Gata sobre el Tejado de Zinc (1958) — Play — 153 exemplars
One Arm and Other Stories (1948) 127 exemplars
Baby Doll (1956) 108 exemplars
Tennessee Williams: Eight Plays (1979) 100 exemplars
Hard Candy: A Book of Stories (1954) 99 exemplars
Small Craft Warnings (1972) 85 exemplars
Notebooks (2006) 84 exemplars
Suddenly, Last Summer [1959 film] (1959) — Original play — 78 exemplars
Vieux Carré (1977) — Autor — 75 exemplars
Not About Nightingales (1998) 73 exemplars
Dragon Country (1970) 66 exemplars
Period of Adjustment (1960) 64 exemplars
In the Winter of Cities (1956) 63 exemplars
American blues (1948) 43 exemplars
The Two-Character Play (1979) 42 exemplars
Baby Doll [1956 film] (1956) — Screenwriter — 39 exemplars
A Streetcar Named Desire / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1963) — Autor — 38 exemplars
Spring Storm (1999) — Autor — 38 exemplars
A Streetcar Named Desire / The Glass Menagerie (1957) — Autor — 36 exemplars
Out Cry (1973) 33 exemplars
The Rose Tattoo / Camino Real (1956) 32 exemplars
Selected Plays (1977) 32 exemplars
Where I Live: Selected Essays (1978) 32 exemplars
Tales of Desire (2010) 32 exemplars
Stairs to the Roof (2000) 24 exemplars
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone [1961 film] (1962) — Autor — 24 exemplars
The Fugitive Kind [1960 film] (1960) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplars
The Red Devil Battery Sign (1988) 20 exemplars
A Streetcar Named Desire [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Autor — 18 exemplars
The Rose Tattoo [1955 film] (2004) — Screenplay — 18 exemplars
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (1969) 16 exemplars
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond [2008 film] (2010) — Screenwriter — 14 exemplars
Candles to the Sun (2004) 13 exemplars
Piezas cortas (1984) 13 exemplars
Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977) 12 exemplars
The rose tattoo / Camino Real / Sweet bird of youth (1964) — Autor — 10 exemplars
This Property is Condemned (1966) 10 exemplars
Battle of Angels (1975) 9 exemplars
Teatro (1999) 8 exemplars
Iets van Tolstoi 8 exemplars
I "blues" (1952) 7 exemplars
You Touched Me! (1947) 6 exemplars
Toutes ses nouvelles (1989) 5 exemplars
La statue mutilee. nouvelles. (1970) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Mutilated. (1894) 4 exemplars
Essential Tennessee Williams (2007) 4 exemplars
Something Unspoken 4 exemplars
Mal trago (Caramelo fundido) (2010) 3 exemplars
Tennessee Williams' South (2006) 3 exemplars
Διηγήματα (1996) 3 exemplars
The Lady of Larkspur Lotion (2007) 3 exemplars
Théâtre, roman, mémoires (2011) 3 exemplars
EL PAIS DEL DRAGÓN — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Dark Room 2 exemplars
Théâtre II 2 exemplars
UN EMPEÑO CABALLERESCO. (1972) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Garden District: Two Plays (1959) 2 exemplars
At Liberty 2 exemplars
Portrait of a Madonna — Autor — 2 exemplars
Grand (1964) 2 exemplars
Playboy interview 2 exemplars
A Streetcar Named Desire [1984 TV movie] — Autor — 1 exemplars
Sweet bird of youth 1 exemplars
Weird Show (1971) 1 exemplars
Arena 1936 1 exemplars
Ausgewählte Dramen 1 exemplars
Meisterdramen (1982) 1 exemplars
Caramelo fundido 1 exemplars
Hello From Bertha 1 exemplars
A ultima primavera 1 exemplars
7 Selected Plays 1 exemplars
Snowfall 1 exemplars
Tutto finito 1 exemplars
Tutti i racconti 1 exemplars
HASTA LLEGAR A ENTENDERSE. (1964) 1 exemplars

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Obres
315
També de
96
Membres
27,903
Popularitat
#728
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
304
ISBN
695
Llengües
27
Preferit
131

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