The Golden Menagerie

Author: Allan Cameron

Publisher: Luath Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 2795

From Lucian Heatherington-Jones, an adolscent from Croydon, his meeting with a mirth-seeking sect plunges him into a series of nightmarish metamorphoses from which he can only be saved by the wise and magnanumous Fotis. Drawing on mythology, eschewing with expected and engaging the reader, The Golden Menagerie defies our concept of the novel - and entertains.

The Golden Menagerie

Author: Temple St. Clair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285427


Page: 176

View: 9766

With an artist’s eye and explorer’s heart, Temple St. Clair explores our relationship to animals through a lens of whimsy and discovery. St. Clair, winner of the 2016 GEM Award for Jewelry Design, celebrates rare gemstones and Florentine craftsmanship in each of the one-of-a-kind pieces that comprise her Haute Couture collection, illustrated through luminous photography and St. Clair’s original watercolor paintings in The Golden Menagerie. From vibrantly jeweled Fantasy Birds earrings to a ring mounted with a falcon ready to take flight from the wearer’s finger, this exclusive window into St. Clair’s world brings her alchemical creations to life.

Die Glasmenagerie

ein Spiel der Erinnerungen

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596271092


Page: 111

View: 3852


Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093492

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 1314

Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

The Glass Menagerie

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474225276

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 4752

One of Tennessee Williams' most popular plays in a special annotated edition for school and college students. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' first great popular success and an autobiographical play about his mother and sister, launched the brilliant and controversial career of this ground-breaking American playwright. Set in St Louis during the depression era of the 1930s, it is the poignant drama of a family's gradual disintegration, under pressure both from outside and within. A frustrated mother persuades her rebellious son to provide a 'gentleman caller' for her shy, crippled daughter, but her romantic dreams are shattered by the intervention of harsh reality. This edition provides the author's preferred text, available for the first time in the United Kingdom, and includes Williams' essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, 'The Catastrophe of Success', as well as a short section of Williams' own production notes.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863782

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 862

View: 1102

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

The World of Tennessee Williams

Author: Richard Freeman Leavitt,Kenneth Holditch

Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1601820011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

View: 3330

The World of Tennessee Williams offers a survey of the life and career of one of America¿s greatest dramatists from his birth in 1911 to his death in 1983. Richard Leavitt was in a unique position to create such a volume since he was a friend of Tennessee¿s and followed his career closeup. Kenneth Holditch, who has undertaken the task of completing the text was a friend of Leavitt¿s and knew Tennessee Williams. It has been his desire to carry to fruition the original plan Dick Leavitt conceived in the 1970s and augmented in 1983 when Williams died.

The glass menagerie

an American memory

Author: Delma Eugene Presley

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

View: 4336

Delma E. Presley's 'The Glass Menagerie: An American Memory' offers a cogent and thorough analysis of Tennessee William's masterpiece. The study addresses such issues as characterization, structure, and the visual and dramatic devices used to create this compelling 'memory play.'

Der Atem der Welt

Author: Carol Birch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458793909

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

View: 3228

Nie hätte der junge Jaffy Brown geglaubt, der Armut und Enge im Hafenviertel des viktorianischen London zu entkommen. Doch dann begegnet er ausgerechnet dort einem entlaufenen Tiger, einem herrlichen Geschöpf auf geschmeidigen Pfoten, und sein Leben nimmt eine neue Richtung. Bald nimmt er Abschied von seiner geliebten Ishbel und heuert mit seinem besten Freund Tim auf einem Walfänger an, mit Kurs auf den Indischen Ozean und unbekannte Abenteuer. Noch ahnt Jaffy nicht, dass eine Reise vor ihm liegt, nach der nichts mehr so sein kann wie vorher. Carol Birch erzählt mit herausragender Erfindungsgabe und einer leuchtenden sprachlichen Kraft – im Kopf das wogende Meer. Die Geschichte von Jaffy Brown führt zu den Grenzen des Vorstellbaren, und sie zeigt, dass Liebe und Freundschaft alles überdauern.

Night Waking

Author: Sarah Moss

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847083757

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4333

Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can count the puffins. Ferociously sleep-deprived, torn between mothering and her desire for the pleasures of work and solitude, Anna becomes haunted by the discovery of a baby's skeleton in the garden of their house. Her narrative is punctuated by letters home, written 200 years before, by May, a young, middle-class midwife desperately trying to introduce modern medicine to the suspicious, insular islanders. The lives of these two characters intersect unexpectedly in this deeply moving but also at times blackly funny story about maternal ambivalence, the way we try to control children, and about women's vexed and passionate relationship with work. Moss's second novel displays an exciting expansion of her range - showing her to be both an excellent comic writer and a novelist of great emotional depth.

All That Glittered

The Golden Age of Drama on Broadway, 1919-1959

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146689329X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 1891

From the late 1920s to late 1950s, the Broadway theatre was America's cultural epicenter. Television didn't exist and movies were novelties. Entertainment took the form of literature, music, and theatre. During this golden age of Broadway, actors and actresses became legends and starred in now classic plays. Laurence Olivier, Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine were names to remember, etching plays into memory as they brought the words of Tennessee Williams or Eugene O'Neill to life. Joseph Cotton romanced Katherine Hepburn in Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story while Laurette Taylor became The Glass Menagerie's Amanda Wingfield. Frederic March, Florence Eldridge, Jason Robards Jr. and Bradford Dillman showed us life among the ruins in Long Day's Journey Into Night. In All That Glittered, Ethan Mordden, long one of Broadway's best chroniclers, recreates the fascinating lost world of its golden age.


Relationships of Religion and Drama

Author: Nelvin Vos

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761844709

Category: Drama

Page: 204

View: 3373

This book is an exploration of the linguistic, structural, historical, and thematic relationships of religion and drama. It is not an attempt to sacralize drama so that it becomes a substitute for religion, nor will it reduce religion to its aesthetic dimension. What does religion tell us about drama, and what does drama tell us about religion? What have been their inter-actions in our tradition? The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation.

Masters of Light

Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers

Author: Dennis Schaefer,Larry Salvato

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520274660

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 355

View: 5717

Through conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers, the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film. This reissue includes a new foreword by cinematographer John Bailey and a new preface by the authors, which bring this classic guide to cinematography, in print for more than twenty-five years, into the twenty-first century.


Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571321879

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4319

we're still ourselves when we lie Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love? A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships, the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations. Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2014.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 8518

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Changed for Good

A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Author: Stacy Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831238

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3492

From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

A Community of Writers

Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Author: Robert Dana

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877456681

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 6491

With these words, written long before his Iowa Writers' Workshop became world famous, much imitated, and academically rich, Paul Engle captured the spirit behind his beloved workshop. Now, in this collection of essays by and about those writers who shared the energetic early years, Robert Dana presents a dynamic, informative tribute to Engle and his world. The book's three sections mingle myth and history with style and grace and no small amount of humor. The beginning essays are given over to memories of Paul Engle in his heyday. The second group focuses particularly on those teachers—Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Kurt Vonnegut, for example—who made the workshop hum on a day-to-day basis. Finally, the third section is devoted to storytelling: tall tales, vignettes, surprises, sober and not-so-sober moments. Engle's own essay, "The Writer and the Place," describes his "simple, and yet how reckless" conviction that "the creative imagination in all of the arts is as important, as congenial, and as necessary, as the historical study of all the arts." Today, of course, there are hundreds of writers' workshops, many of them founded and directed by graduates of the original Iowa workshop. But when Paul Engle arrived in Iowa there were exactly two. His indomitable nature and great persuasive powers, combined with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the enhancement of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. This volume of fine and witty essays reveals the enthusiasm and drive and sheer pleasure that went into Iowa's renowned workshop.

Mothers, Mammies and Old Maids

Twenty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood

Author: Axel Nissen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490454

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 591

Continuing the exploration which began in Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties (McFarland, 2006), this companion volume analyzes the contributions of female supporting players in the films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The twenty-five actresses profiled herein range from the easily recognizable (Marie Dressler, Ethel Waters) to the long forgotten (Esther Howard, Evelyn Varden), and from the prolific (Clara Blandick, Mary Forbes) to the “one-work wonders” (Jane Cowl, Queenie Vassar). Each profile captures the essence of the individual performer’s on-screen persona, unique talents and popular appeal—with special emphasis on a single definitive performance of the actress’s motion picture career (who, for example, could ever forget Josephine Hull in Harvey?). The appendix offers a list of “The 100 Top Performances by Character Actresses in Hollywood, 1930–1960.”