In A Student's Guide to Tennessee Williams, the life and work of Williams are examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, in addition to many other lesser-known works.
About the Author:
Spring Hermann work for Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Table of Contents
A Playwright Is Born: An introduction to the life and works of Tennessee Williams 9
The Troubled Williams Family: The complex family of Tennessee Williams 23
A New Style of Drama: Examining The Glass Menagerie 40
Dark Desire: Examining A Streetcar Named Desire 54
Deception and Greed: Examining Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 67
Body and Soul: Examining Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, and The Night of the Iguana 78
Short Plays and Other Works: Other notable works by Tennessee Williams 90
Other Playwrights: Influences and contemporaries of Williams 104
Williams Lives On: The legacy of Tennessee Williams 119
Chapter Notes 144
Major Works by Tennessee Williams 155
Further Reading and Internet Addresses 157