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Tennessee Williams (1911–1983)

Autor de Un tranvía llamado deseo

324+ Obras 28,130 Miembros 305 Reseñas 131 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

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 más 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
Créditos de la imagen: Tennessee Williams. UH Photographs Collection.

Series

Obras de Tennessee Williams

Un tranvía llamado deseo (1947) 8,006 copias
El zoo de cristal (1945) — Autor — 6,566 copias
The Night of the Iguana (1962) 536 copias
Collected Stories (1985) 510 copias
Memorias (1975) 501 copias
Plays 1937-1955 (2000) 414 copias
Suddenly, last summer (1958) 367 copias
Plays 1957-1980 (2000) 316 copias
Summer and Smoke (1948) 289 copias
Sweet Bird of Youth (1959) 268 copias
Endstation Sehnsucht (1951) — Original play — 209 copias
The Rose Tattoo (1951) — Autor — 198 copias
Orpheus Descending (1958) 174 copias
Camino Real (1948) 170 copias
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof [1958] [DVD] (1958) — Play — 156 copias
One Arm and Other Stories (1948) 128 copias
Baby Doll (1956) 109 copias
Notebooks (2006) 86 copias
Small Craft Warnings (1972) 85 copias
Suddenly Last Summer [DVD] [2002] (1959) — Original play — 79 copias
Not About Nightingales (1998) 76 copias
Vieux Carré (1977) — Autor — 75 copias
Dragon Country (1970) 67 copias
Period of Adjustment (1960) 65 copias
American blues (1948) 45 copias
The Two-Character Play (1979) 42 copias
Baby Doll [1956 film] (1956) — Screenwriter — 40 copias
A Streetcar Named Desire / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1963) — Autor — 39 copias
Spring Storm (1999) — Autor — 38 copias
A Streetcar Named Desire / The Glass Menagerie (1957) — Autor — 36 copias
Out Cry (1973) 34 copias
Selected Plays (1977) 32 copias
Tales of Desire (2010) 32 copias
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone [1961 film] (1962) — Autor — 24 copias
The Fugitive Kind [1960 film] (1960) — Screenwriter — 24 copias
Stairs to the Roof (2000) 24 copias
The Red Devil Battery Sign (1988) 20 copias
A Streetcar Named Desire [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Autor — 18 copias
The Rose Tattoo [1955 film] (2004) — Screenplay — 18 copias
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (1969) 16 copias
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond [2008 film] (2010) — Screenwriter — 14 copias
Candles to the Sun (2004) 13 copias
Piezas cortas (1984) 13 copias
Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977) 12 copias
This Property is Condemned (1966) 10 copias
Battle of Angels (1975) 9 copias
Teatro (1999) 8 copias
I "blues" (1952) 7 copias
You Touched Me! (1947) 6 copias
Toutes ses nouvelles (1989) 5 copias
La statue mutilee. nouvelles. (1970) — Autor — 4 copias
The Mutilated. (1894) 4 copias
Διηγήματα (1996) 3 copias
Tennessee Williams' South (2006) 3 copias
EL PAIS DEL DRAGÓN — Autor — 2 copias
The Dark Room 2 copias
At Liberty 2 copias
Grand (1964) 2 copias
Théâtre II 2 copias
Portrait of a Madonna — Autor — 2 copias
UN EMPEÑO CABALLERESCO. (1972) — Autor — 2 copias
Une femme nommée moise (1992) 1 copia
Meisterdramen (1982) 1 copia
Arena 1936 1 copia
Tutto finito 1 copia
Snowfall 1 copia
Weird Show (1971) 1 copia

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Cuatro personajes encerrados en el ambiente asfixiante de un piso miserable van desnudando su fragilidad, temores y frustraciones, en unos diálogos cargados de ironía que ponen al descubierto la desesperada lucha por sobrevivir. La madre, Amanda, que añora un pasado más esplendoroso, lucha por arrancar a sus hijos del letargo y el refugio en sueños vanos intentado empujarles hacia un futuro que ella cree más seguro y que pasa, según sus valores tradicionales, por una carrera más ambiciosa para Tom, y el matrimonio para Laura. Mientras tanto, Tom, el hijo, trabaja en una zapatería y mantiene a toda la familia, pasa las noches en el cine y escribiendo poesía, y Laura, la hija, se refugia en el mundo protector de sus animalillos de cristal.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 69 reseñas más. | Mar 27, 2023 |
Expresa su visión de los oscuros y primitivos elementos que acechan bajo la superficial civilización del Sur norteamericano. Una calurosa noche de verano en la residencia de una riquísimo plantador de algodón del Mississippi, una familia presa del pasado se desintegra entre acusaciones de lujuria, codicia y envidia...
 
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Natt90 | 31 reseñas más. | Feb 16, 2023 |
Esta edición contiene tres dramas de Tennessee Williams:

-Sweet Bird of Youth ("Dulce pájaro de juventud"),
-A Streetcar Named Desire ("Un tranvía llamado Deseo"),
-The Glass Menagerie ("El zoo de cristal").
 
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Eucalafio | 6 reseñas más. | Nov 13, 2020 |
Un tranvía llamado Deseo fue el segundo gran triunfo del autor. Su enloquecida heroína, Blanche Dubois, ajado símbolo de las señoriales tradiciones del sur, se enfrenta, sin aceptarla, a la perentoria adaptación a los nuevos tiempos representada por su hermana y su rudimentario marido.El zoo de cristal supuso el arranque de la carrera estelar de Williams. En ella asoman ya las claves de la obra de madurez de su autor: el retrato de una familia del Sur venida a menos, con una madre dominante y nostálgica, una hija lisiada que nunca podrá cumplir el sueño de su madre de verla casada, y un hijo que se evade de este opresivo entorno yendo al cine, incapaz de soportar por mas tiempo una responsabilidad que no siente.… (más)
 
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HavanaIRC | 93 reseñas más. | Aug 8, 2016 |

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