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Title Tennessee Williams and Europe : intercultural encounters, transatlantic exchanges / edited by John S. Bak.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Rodopi, [2014]
©2014

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 399 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Series DQR studies in literature ; 54
DQR studies in literature ; 54, 0921-2507
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "Tennessee Williams in Europe: a centenary celebration, 1911-2011"--Acknowledgments.
"Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival"--Acknowledgments.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Illustrations; Ackowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Part One: Tennessee Williams and Europe; En avant! Tennessee Williams between Hyperborea and the Mediterranean; ""Violets & Carnations Sold on every Corner"": Tennessee Williams, Europe and Flowers; ""Lightning in a Cloud"": Tennessee Williams'' Theatrical Expressionism; Sergei Eisenstein, Hollywood and Tennessee Williams'' ""Plastic Theatre""; The View from Here and Abroad:Tennessee Williams and 1950s Hollywood Cinema; Part Two: Tennessee Williams and Europe''s Intercultural Encounters.
Williams and Bergman, Lust and Death: Culturally Translating A Streetcar Named Desire in Post-war Sweden Tennessee Williams'' Ladies Speak Italian: Cinematic Voices on Stage and in Dubbing; Sea, Sun and ""Quien Sabe!"": Tennessee Williams and Spain; Tennessee Williams in Spain:The Early Years (1945-1957); Tennessee Williams on the Bulgarian Stage:Cold War Politics and Politics of Reception; Part Three: Tennessee Williams and Europe''s Transatlantic Exchanges; The Kindness of Strangers?:Tennessee Williams in France and Germany.
Their Date with Each Other from the Beginning:Tennessee Williams and Harold Pinter Tennessee Williams and Ivo van Hoveat Home Abroad; Un Tramway: Warlikowski''s Desire to Reignite American Theatre in Europe; Pedro Almodóvar's "Homage" to Tennessee Williams; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Summary Tennessee Williams and Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges documents the bi-directional exchange of ideas and images between Williams and post-war Europe that have altered the artistic landscapes of both continents. Fifteen Williams scholars from around the world examine this artistic symbiosis and explore avenues of research mostly uncharted in Williams scholarship to date, including our understanding of the early Williams and the uses he made of various European sources in his theatre; the late Williams and the promise European theatre afforded him with his experimental plays; and the posthumous Williams and his influence on late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century European theatre and cinema. To some extent both a product of and a muse for Europe over the last half century, Williams is well positioned to become America most famous playwright on the international stage. This book hopes to mark the beginnings of Williams rich critical tradition within that global context.
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Subject Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 -- Biography -- Congresses.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Bak, John S., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Tennessee Williams and Europe. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2014 9789042038738 (OCoLC)889706147
ISBN 9789401211277 (electronic bk.)
9401211272 (electronic bk.)