Tennessee Williams is recognized as one of America's greatest dramatists and as an innovator of post-World War II theater. He looked for a mechanism for portraying the truth in theater at a time when traditional approaches no longer worked. Both in form as well as in subject matter, Williams confronted audiences with what had been taboo topics and underrepresented domestic and social realities. His notable contributions to literature include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Coverage of Williams's major works and suggested essay topics will be invaluable to students and researchers.
Table of Contents Series Introduction v Volume Introduction vii How to Write a Good Essay 1 How to Write about Tennessee Williams 54 The Glass Menagerie 82 A Streetcar Named Desire 103 Summer and Smoke 122 The Rose Tattoo 141 Camino Real 159 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 177 Orpheus Descending 197 The Night of the Iguana 218 Index 240