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Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience, Ronald Hayman

Label
Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience
Title
Tennessee Williams
Title remainder
everyone else is an audience
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Hayman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few playwrights write as much of their lives into every work as did Tennessee Williams, and few had lives that were so obviously theatrical. Growing up amid abusive alcoholism, genteel posturing, and the incipient madness of his beloved sister, Rose, Williams produced plays in which violence exploded into rape, castration, and even cannibalism, projecting dramatic personal traumas. In this frank, compelling study, the distinguished biographer and critic Ronald Hayman
  • explores the intersection of biography and art in one of the most exuberantly autobiographical dramatists of the American theater. By the time he died, in 1983, Williams's reputation had seriously declined. More than twenty years of drug and alcohol addiction, coupled with devastating openness about his promiscuous homosexuality, had all but destroyed one of America's greatest playwrights, while Williams's new works were increasingly unsuccessful. In recent years,
  • however, Broadway revivals and amateur productions have testified to his enduring greatness as one of the shapers of the American theater. The major plays, such as The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, never disappeared from American theatrical consciousness. Their heroes - Tom Wingfield, Brick Pollitt, even Blanche Du Bois - are portraits of the artist as a very troubled man. Hayman explores the life and writings of Tennessee Williams
  • and shows how they were linked. More than any previous biographer, he unmasks the compulsive, driven man behind the characters and lays bare the pain that engendered Williams's violent apocalypses. Tennessee Williams will change the way lovers of drama experience and understand some of its finest achievements
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayman, Ronald
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Dramatists, American
Label
Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience, Ronald Hayman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28547069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300054149
Lccn
93024544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28547069
  • (Sirsi) a433260
Label
Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience, Ronald Hayman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28547069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300054149
Lccn
93024544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28547069
  • (Sirsi) a433260

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