Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth (Paperback)

£21.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on four of Williams' plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers are wanting a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Williams' artistry.



A chronology of the writer's life and work helps to situate all his works in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of Williams' writing, its recurrent themes and concerns and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on:

* The context

* Themes

* Characters

* Structure and language

* The play in production (both on stage and screen adaptations)

Questions for study, and notes on words and phrases in the text are also supplied to aid the reader.



The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Williams' greatest plays.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9781472521866  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Katherine Weiss is Associate Professor of English in the Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University, USA. Stephen Bottoms is Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Manchester University, UK. Philip Kolin is University Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA. Michael S. D. Hooper is the author of Sexual Politics in the Work of Tennessee Williams: Desire Over Protest, and teaches English and Drama at St Margaret's Bushey, UK.

More books by Stephen Bottoms

More books by Philip Kolin

More books by Michael Hooper

More books by Katherine Weiss

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects:...
(Paperback)
Fred Botting; Catherine Spooner
 
 
£16.00
 
The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir in...
(Hardback)
Emma Reyes; Daniel Alarcon; Daniel...
 
 
£14.99
 
Postcolonial Borges: Argument and...
(Hardback)
Robin W. Fiddian
 
 
£30.00
 
British Working-Class Fiction:...
(Paperback)
Roberto Del Valle Alcala
 
 
£28.99
 
Latest Blog
ZED Books: The role of the independent publisher in a content-obsessed world
18/08/2017

Indie publisher ZED Books have a radical approach to their books and their company structure. Here, they talk to us about the role independent publishers can play in a world of ever expanding (and less than reliable) information sources.

Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women
14/08/2017

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd