Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the essential edition of the play for students of literature and drama.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474225359

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Sweet Bird of Youth is Tennessee William's atmospheric play of 1959 about Chance Wayne, the one-time heart-throb of his hometown who returns hoping to break into the movies and find the girl he loved in his youth. Accompanied by faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, grieving in a haze of drugs and alcohol for her lost youth, he discovers that time is shortly to catch-up with him and wreak a terrible retribution for his past actions. In its exploration of corruption, ageing and the effects of time, the play offers a magnificent study of the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. This Student Edition provides an extensive introduction and notes by Katherine Weiss. The introduction includes a chronology of Williams' life and times, a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, and a production history of the play. Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the essential edition of the play for students of literature and drama.
Categories: Drama

Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Plays

Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Plays

'Period of Adjustment' tells the story of two young newlyweds who visit the husband's old army friend on Christmas Eve after unsuccessfully consummating their marriage, and unleash forbidden passion, while in 'The Night of the Iguana' a ...

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 0141191082

Category: American drama

Page: 304

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'He is, quite simply, indispensable' Peter Shaffer Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In 'Sweet Bird of Youth' a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent results. 'Period of Adjustment' tells the story of two young newlyweds who visit the husband's old army friend on Christmas Eve after unsuccessfully consummating their marriage, and unleash forbidden passion, while in 'The Night of the Iguana' a diverse group of people, including a disturbed ex-minister and a troubled spinster, are thrown together in an isolated Mexican hotel for one eventful night. Sweet Bird of Youth/Period of Adjustment/The Night of the Iguana
Categories: American drama

A Study Guide for Tennessee Williams s Sweet Bird of Youth

A Study Guide for Tennessee Williams s  Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet bird of youth is a 1959 play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him ...

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

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ISBN: 1375389149

Category: Study Aids

Page: 48

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

A magnificent, atmospheric study of of lost youth and innocence by one of America's most acclaimed playwrights.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408114384

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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A magnificent, atmospheric study of of lost youth and innocence by one of America's most acclaimed playwrights.
Categories: Drama

Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

221–33 Clum,John M., 'The Sacrificial Stud and the Fugitive Female in Suddenly Last Summer, Orpheus Descending, and Sweet Bird of Youth', in The Cambridge ...

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474225342

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Sweet Bird of Youth is Tennessee William's atmospheric play of 1959 about Chance Wayne, the one-time heart-throb of his hometown who returns hoping to break into the movies and find the girl he loved in his youth. Accompanied by faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, grieving in a haze of drugs and alcohol for her lost youth, he discovers that time is shortly to catch-up with him and wreak a terrible retribution for his past actions. In its exploration of corruption, ageing and the effects of time, the play offers a magnificent study of the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. This Student Edition provides an extensive introduction and notes by Katherine Weiss. The introduction includes a chronology of Williams' life and times, a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, and a production history of the play. Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the essential edition of the play for students of literature and drama.
Categories: Drama

A Study Guide for Tennessee Williams s Sweet Bird of Youth

A Study Guide for Tennessee Williams s  Sweet Bird of Youth

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410359773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A Study Guide for Tennessee Williams's "Sweet Bird of Youth," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Plays

Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Plays

Tennessee Williams SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH AND OTHER PLAYS Sweet Bird of Youth Period of Adjustment The Night of the Iguana Edited by E. Martin Browne Contents ...

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975122

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In 'Sweet Bird of Youth', a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent results. 'Period of Adjustment' tells the story of two young newlyweds who visit the husband's old army friend on Christmas Eve after unsuccessfully consummating their marriage, and unleash forbidden passion, while in 'The Night of the Iguana' a diverse group of people, including a disturbed ex-minister and a troubled spinster, are thrown together in an isolated Mexican hotel for one eventful night.
Categories: Drama

Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Tennessee Williams

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ISBN: OCLC:1222936749

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Tennessee Williams

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ISBN: OCLC:351936776

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The Theatre

The Theatre

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:630521948

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Page: 376

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Tennessee Williams

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ISBN: OCLC:254770279

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Author: Theatre Royal, Haymarket

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ISBN: OCLC:1205578366

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