Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke

THE STORY: A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822210975

Category: Drama

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THE STORY: A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes tow
Categories: Drama

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Brooking , however , notes that though Summer and Smoke seems " talky and too full of obvious symbolism , " an existentialist approach will resolve problems in both interpretation and staging ( 377 , 379 ) . Finally , for many critics ...

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303061

Category: Literary Criticism

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The plays of Tennessee Williams are some of the greatest triumphs of the American theatre. If Williams is not the most important American playwright, he is surely one of two or three of the most celebrated, rivaled only by Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller. But in a career that spanned almost five decades, he also produced two collections of poetry, two novels, four collections of stories, and scores of essays. This reference book offers a thorough review of the vast body of research on his works, along with a history of performance. The volume contains chapters devoted to particular works or clusters of works, and each is written by an expert contributor. Each chapter includes a discussion of the biographical context of the work or group of works; a survey of the bibliographic history; a summary of major critical approaches, which looks at themes, characters, symbols, and plots; a consideration of the major critical problems posed by the work; a review of chief productions and film and television versions; a concluding overview; and a bibliography of secondary sources.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Text Presentation 2019

Text   Presentation  2019

Columbia University, Butler library, rare Books and Manuscripts, Tennessee Williams Papers, series 2 (Works): Columbia 1.3—Summer and Smoke, 199–192. _____. Collected Stories. Introduction by Gore Vidal, new Directions, 199. (CS) _____.

Author: Amy Muse

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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This volume is the sixteenth in a series dedicated to presenting the latest findings in the fields of comparative drama, performance, and dramatic textual analysis. Featuring some of the best work from the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, this book engages audiences with new research on contemporary and classic drama, performance studies, scenic design and adaptation theory in nine scholarly essays, two event transcripts and six book reviews. This year's highlights include an interview with playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and a roundtable discussion on the sixtieth anniversary of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bloom s How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Bloom s How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Summer and Smoke, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire as a trilogy: These three plays are often grouped together as a southern trilogy. Is it accurate to link them thus? Or is this classification problematic?

Author: Jennifer Banach

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Offers advice on writing essays about the works of Tennessee Williams and lists sample topics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Opera

American Opera

He has written nine operas , but his most provocative and successful are Summer and Smoke and The Tempest . Summer and Smoke ( 1971 ) was produced in 1980 by the Chicago Opera Theater , which specializes in works in English , and was ...

Author: Elise Kuhl Kirk

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026233

Category: Music

Page: 492

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Tired of Tannhuser? Bored with Bohme? Then open your imagination to the unexpected pleasures of American opera.With this generous, accessible overview, Elise K. Kirk provides a lively history of one of America's liveliest arts. A treasure trove of information on a substantial, heretofore neglected repertoire, American Opera sketches musical traits and provides plot summaries, descriptions of sets and stagings, and biographical details on performers, composers, and librettists for more than 100 American operas, many of which have received unjustifiably scant attention since their premieres. From the spectacle and melodrama of William Dunlap's Pizarro in Peru (1800) and the pathos of Caryl Florio's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1882) to the chilling psychological drama of Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden (1965) and the lyric elegance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (1991), opera in America displays the energy and diversity of the nation itself. Kirk shows that this rich, varied repertoire includes far more than familiar jewels such as Porgy and Bess, Candide, Susannah, and The Consul. Beginning with the English-influenced harlequinade of the revolutionary period, Kirk traces the development of comic opera, the rise of melodramatic romanticism, the emergence of American grand opera and verismo, and the explosion of eclectic forms that characterized American opera in the twentieth century. Devoting particular attention to the accomplishments of women and black composers and librettists, Kirk explores how American operas have incorporated indigenous elements such as jazz, popular song, folk music, Native American motifs, and Hollywood's cinematic techniques. She also discusses the impact of radio and television broadcasting on opera in America, the advent of opera workshops in universities, the integration of multimedia effects into recent opera productions, and innovations such as co-commissioning and joint staging that have helped sustain American opera as federal support has declined.An engaging introduction for neophytes, American Opera also offers an array of welcome surprises for diehard opera fans.
Categories: Music

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Summer and Smoke : Escaping the Binaries of Glorious Hill At first , Summer and Smoke seems a poor choice for my investigation . No play by Williams appears more strenuously symmetrical in its plotting and binary in its thematics .

Author: Robert F. Gross

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815331746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Tennessee Williams' plays are performed around the world, and are staples of the standard American repertory. His famous portrayals of women engage feminist critics, and as America's leading gay playwright from the repressive postwar period, through Stonewall, to the growth of gay liberation, he represents an important and controversial figure for queer theorists. Gross and his contributors have included all of his plays, a chronology, introduction and bibliography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

For example , Alma , the repressed virgin of Summer and Smoke ( 1947 ) , first appeared in a story entitled " The Yellow Bird , " and the play itself was later revised and produced as Eccentricities of a Nightingale in 1964 .


Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0070791694

Category: Drama

Page: 538

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Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy. Arrangement of the 1,300 entries is alphabetically by name or subject with nearly 950 of these devoted to individual playwrights and their works.
Categories: Drama

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

[New York: New Directions, 1971]; Four Plays: Summer and Smoke, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, Period of Adjustment [New York: New American Library, 1976]; Four Plays [New York: Signet Classic, 1976]; The Glass Menagerie, ...

Author: Greta Heintzelman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108568

Category: Dramatists, American

Page: 449

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One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Categories: Dramatists, American

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Tennessee Williams 's 'Summer and Smoke,' in a Roundabout production without fire or heat; Howard Crabtree's 'When Pigs Fly, ' a gay revue that's also merry. THERE IS SOMETHING DISCON- certing about Summer and Smoke, a play its author ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.