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Tennessee Williams (1911–1983)

Autor(a) de A Streetcar Named Desire

326+ Works 28,347 Membros 308 Reviews 131 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Tennessee Williams. UH Photographs Collection.

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Obras de Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) 8,076 cópias
The Glass Menagerie (1945) — Autor — 6,617 cópias
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1975) 2,969 cópias
The Night of the Iguana (1962) 540 cópias
Collected Stories (1985) 511 cópias
Memoirs (1975) 503 cópias
Plays 1937-1955 (2000) 415 cópias
Suddenly Last Summer (1958) 369 cópias
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1950) 335 cópias
Plays 1957-1980 (2000) 317 cópias
Summer and Smoke (1948) 291 cópias
Sweet Bird of Youth (1959) 270 cópias
A Streetcar Named Desire [1951 film] (1951) — Original play — 210 cópias
The Rose Tattoo (1951) — Autor — 199 cópias
Orpheus Descending (1958) 174 cópias
Camino Real (1948) 171 cópias
Moise and the World of Reason (1975) 164 cópias
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958 film] (1958) — Play — 158 cópias
One Arm and Other Stories (1948) 129 cópias
Baby Doll (1956) 109 cópias
Hard Candy: A Book of Stories (1954) 101 cópias
Notebooks (2006) 86 cópias
Small Craft Warnings (1972) 85 cópias
Suddenly, Last Summer [1959 film] (1959) — Original play — 81 cópias
Not About Nightingales (1998) 76 cópias
Vieux Carré (1977) — Autor — 75 cópias
Dragon Country (1970) 67 cópias
Period of Adjustment (1960) 65 cópias
In the Winter of Cities (1956) 63 cópias
American blues (1948) 45 cópias
The Two-Character Play (1979) 42 cópias
Baby Doll [1956 film] (1956) — Screenwriter — 41 cópias
A Streetcar Named Desire / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1963) — Autor — 39 cópias
Spring Storm (1999) — Autor — 38 cópias
A Streetcar Named Desire / The Glass Menagerie (1957) — Autor — 36 cópias
Out Cry (1973) 34 cópias
Tales of Desire (2010) 33 cópias
Selected Plays (1977) 32 cópias
The Fugitive Kind [1960 film] (1960) — Screenwriter — 28 cópias
Stairs to the Roof (2000) 24 cópias
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone [1961 film] (1962) — Autor — 24 cópias
The Red Devil Battery Sign (1988) 20 cópias
A Streetcar Named Desire [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Autor — 18 cópias
The Rose Tattoo [1955 film] (2004) — Screenplay — 18 cópias
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (1969) 16 cópias
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond [2008 film] (2010) — Screenwriter — 14 cópias
Candles to the Sun (2004) 13 cópias
Piezas cortas (1984) 13 cópias
Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977) 12 cópias
This Property is Condemned (1966) 10 cópias
Battle of Angels (1975) 9 cópias
Teatro (1999) 8 cópias
Iets van Tolstoi 8 cópias
I "blues" (1952) 7 cópias
You Touched Me! (1947) 6 cópias
Toutes ses nouvelles (1989) 5 cópias
La statue mutilee. nouvelles. (1970) — Autor — 4 cópias
The Mutilated. (1894) 4 cópias
The Lady of Larkspur Lotion (2007) 3 cópias
Διηγήματα (1996) 3 cópias
Théâtre, roman, mémoires (2011) 3 cópias
Tennessee Williams' South (2006) 3 cópias
The Dark Room 2 cópias
EL PAIS DEL DRAGÓN — Autor — 2 cópias
Portrait of a Madonna — Autor — 2 cópias
UN EMPEÑO CABALLERESCO. (1972) — Autor — 2 cópias
Grand (1964) 2 cópias
Garden District: Two Plays (1959) 2 cópias
At Liberty 2 cópias
Théâtre II 2 cópias
Une femme nommée moise (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Caramelo fundido 1 exemplar(es)
La Vengeance de Nitocris 1 exemplar(es)
Tutto finito 1 exemplar(es)
Meisterdramen (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Los perros oruga 1 exemplar(es)
Tennessee Williams Selected Plays (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
KIZGIN DAMDAKİ KEDİ 1 exemplar(es)
Ausgewählte Dramen 1 exemplar(es)
Arena 1936 1 exemplar(es)
Jednorękijednoręki 1 exemplar(es)
Lord Byron's Love Letter 1 exemplar(es)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof {1976 TV movie} — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
A Streetcar Named Desire [1984 TV movie] — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
El país del dragón II 1 exemplar(es)
La Rosa Tatuada. Especie Fugitiva (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
HASTA LLEGAR A ENTENDERSE. (1964) 1 exemplar(es)
The Rose Tattoo (film 1 exemplar(es)
Snowfall 1 exemplar(es)
7 Selected Plays 1 exemplar(es)
Hello From Bertha 1 exemplar(es)
A ultima primavera 1 exemplar(es)
Moony's Kid Don't Cry 1 exemplar(es)
Soudain l'ete dernier 1 exemplar(es)
Tennessee Williams plays 1 exemplar(es)
Sweet bird of youth 1 exemplar(es)
Weird Show (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Tutti i racconti 1 exemplar(es)
Improvvisamente l’estate scorsa (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,565 cópias
Death of a Salesman [critical edition] (1967) — Contribuinte — 1,262 cópias
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições; Posfácio, algumas edições1,036 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias
Six Great Modern Plays (1956) — Contribuinte — 473 cópias
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 364 cópias
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 323 cópias
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 292 cópias
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias
Six Modern American Plays (1951) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuinte — 241 cópias
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Famous American Plays of the 1950s (1962) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias
Aphrodisiac, fiction from Christopher Street (1980) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
New voices in the American theatre (1955) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater (1961) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture (1970) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre: Second Series (1947) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology (1973) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
10 Short Plays (1963) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 61 cópias
The Night of the Iguana [1964 film] (1961) — Original play — 52 cópias
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Best American Plays: Fifth Series, 1957-1963 (1952) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Ten Great One Act Plays (1968) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Senso [1954 film] (1954) — Dialogue — 36 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
14 great plays (1977) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Sweet Bird of Youth [1961 film] (1961) — Original play — 31 cópias
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Weird Fiction Megapack: 25 Stories from Weird Tales (2014) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
This Property is Condemned [1966 film] (1966) — Original play — 24 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Twentieth-Century American Drama (2000) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Fiends and Creatures (1975) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Plays for reading (1996) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
One Act Plays for Our Times (1973) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Glass Menagerie [1987 film] (1988) — Original Story — 10 cópias
Summer and Smoke [1961 film] (1991) — Original story — 9 cópias
The Glass Menagerie [1973 film] (2003) — Original story — 8 cópias
Sweet Bird of Youth [1989 film] (1989) — Original play — 7 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1984 TV movie] (1984) — Original story — 6 cópias
Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Boom! [1968 film] (1968) — Screenwriter — 4 cópias
Laurence Olivier Presents [TV series] (2006) — original play — 4 cópias
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Weird Tales Volume 12 Number 2, August 1928 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Teatro Norteamericano contemporaneo — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Amores de mujer : (de los 15 a los 70 ) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
50 seltsame Geschichten — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Brute: Stories of Dark Desire, Masculinity, & Rough Trade (2023) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
32 Współczesne Opowiadania Amerykańskie - Tom I — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Membros

Resenhas

The movie is mainly about a lady who is all washed up, so she goes to live with her sister and brother-in-law in a dinky apartment. She brings along a lot of baggage and the plot reveals how she came to be in her desperate state. Kinda weird. Leigh is sensational, Brando would fare better in later films (Julius Caesar, The wild one etc), despite his Actors Studio background. (¨The Method¨) He talks like he has marbles in his mouth.
 
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jgcorrea | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Na emocionante peça de teatro da Broadway de Tennessee Williams - vencedora do Prêmio Pulitzer e do prêmio New York Drama Critics durante a temporada de 1947-48 - 2 personagens têm rara força, Blanche DuBois, a anti-heroína, e Stanley Kowalski, o herói rude, fedorento e sexualmente carregado. A peça ainda ferve de luxúria e retém todo o diálogo florido de insinuações - num drama absorvente de frustrações e tragédia gritantes. A Streetcar Named Desire representa um verdadeiro furacão de caos emocional.… (mais)
 
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jgcorrea | outras 95 resenhas | Oct 16, 2022 |
A peça envolve temas e diálogos que ecoam outros, mais familiares e mais bem sucedidos, de Williams. O tema principal - a necessidade de sobreviver e afirmar a individualidade e a identidade em um universo agressivamente indiferente - é comunicado poderosamente. Era a peça favorita do autor, mas fracassou na Broadway. A lista de personagens denota o caráter experimental do texto: Marguerite Gautier, Esmeralda, Barão de Charlus, D. Quijote, Jacques Casanova, Byron.
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jgcorrea | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 13, 2019 |
Eis uma peça cujas adaptações cinematográficas nem de longe lhe chegaram à altura, embora ela esteja longe de ser a minha favorita de Tennessee Williams. Nas personagens, no tema, na linguagem e em tudo o mais, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, A Noite do iguana, mesmo Gata em telhado de zinco quente e o romance A Primavefra Romana de Mrs Stone são muito superiores. Esta é bastante melancólica, um pouco deprimente, e carece de um ritmo para mais eletrizante para equilibrar-se melhor.… (mais)
½
 
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jgcorrea | outras 69 resenhas | Jan 1, 2019 |

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Robert Bray Introduction
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Burl Ives Actor
Henning Boehlke Cover designer
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Hart Crane Contributor
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Jean Genet Contributor
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Tony Kushner Introduction
Gertrude Huston Cover designer
Ferdinand Schunck Herausgeber
Edward Albee Introduction
Andy Warhol Cover artist
John Waters Introduction
James Avati Cover artist
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Estatísticas

Obras
326
Also by
97
Membros
28,347
Popularidade
#712
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
308
ISBNs
697
Idiomas
27
Favorito
131

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