Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: A Collaboration in the Theatreby Brenda Murphy
Pub. Date: 11/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this study of the collaboration between Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan, Brenda Murphy examines their intense creative relationship that lasted from 1947 until 1960. The production of A Streetcar Named Desire established Williams as America's most important playwright and Kazan as its most important director; together they created some of the most influenial theatrical events of the postwar era. In this book, Brenda Murphy analyzes this artistic partnership and the plays and theatrical techniques the artists developed collaboratively in their productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Sweet Bird of Youth. In addition, Murphy suggests new ways to examine the working relationship between playwright and director that can be applied to other practitioners in twentieth-century drama. This book contains numerous illustrations from important productions.
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Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: the aesthetic matrix; 2. Subject and object: A Streetcar Named Desire; 3. Realism and fantasy: Camino Real; 4. Presentation and representation: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; 5. Realism and metatheatre: Sweet Bird of Youth; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
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