Bloom's How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Overview

In such enduring works as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams confronted audiences with unflinching explorations of domestic life and social realities previously unrepresented on the American stage. This volume explores the range of his theatrical writings, presenting students with suggestions, topics, and strategies for producing effective essays on this influential playwright.

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Overview

In such enduring works as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams confronted audiences with unflinching explorations of domestic life and social realities previously unrepresented on the American stage. This volume explores the range of his theatrical writings, presenting students with suggestions, topics, and strategies for producing effective essays on this influential playwright.

Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is a valuable resource for students writing essays on great works of literature. Each volume in the series contains dozens of sample paper topics and brief discussions of how to approach the topics. Each volume also contains a detailed general chapter on how to write and format a good essay and an introduction by Harold Bloom, who meditates on the challenges and rewards of writing about the volume's subject author. Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is an essential tool for all students and a useful aid for teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133462
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction v

Volume Introduction vii

How to Write a Good Essay 1

How to Write about Tennessee Williams 54

The Glass Menagerie 82

A Streetcar Named Desire 103

Summer and Smoke 122

The Rose Tattoo 141

Camino Real 159

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 177

Orpheus Descending 197

The Night of the Iguana 218

Index 240

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