You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

19 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Plays As A Streetcar Named Desire
    694 words
    Tennessee Williams (1911 1983) Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. The second of three children, his family life was full of tension. His parents, a shoe salesman and the daughter of a minister, often engaged in violent arguments that frightened his sister Rose. In 1927, Williams got his first taste of literary fame when he took third place in a national essay contest sponsored by The Smart Set magazine. In 1929, he was admitted to the University of Missou...
  • Two Full Length Williams Plays
    1,665 words
    Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the son of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina (Dakin) Williams. His father, Cornelius, was a traveling salesman who traveled constantly, and moved his family several times during the first decade of Williams life. For the first seven years of Williams life, he, his mother, and his sister Rose lived with Mrs. Williams father, the Episcopalian clergyman. Cornelius often abused Williams, by calling him Miss...
  • Later Plays Of Tennessee Williams
    3,300 words
    Tennessee Williams and the South, by Kenneth Holditch and Richard Freeman Leavitt. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. vu, 184 pp. $30.00; Magical Muse: Millennial Essay's on Tennessee Williams, edited by Ralph F. Voss. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. xii, 251 pp. $39.95; The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams, edited by Philip C. Kolin. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.240 pp. $32.95. IT is "OUT OF REGRET FOR A SOUTH that no longer exists that I wri...
  • Tennessee Williams
    1,943 words
    "Everything in his life is in his plays, and everything in his plays is in his life", Elia Kazan said of Tennessee Williams. Williams, who is considered to be the greatest Southern playwright, inserted many of his own personal experiences into his writing, because he "found no other means of expressing things that seemed to demand expression" (Magill 1087). He stated that his primary sources of inspiration for his works were his family, the South, and the multiple writers he encountered in his l...
  • 1950 Inges First Successful Play
    528 words
    Word Count: Darren Haviland #12 Math. Ed Soph. ITL 1-2 Born in the USA. Sept 18, 2000 Cum. Ave: 2.9 F-Comp: B. Inge: Early Success / Surprising Death Enjoying Inges play The Bus Stop I wanting to know more about Inges life. So I went to the computer lab and found several web pages about Inge that interested me. Then After reading each one carefully I wanted to write this short story in my own words about Inges small town life and surprising death. William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas, o...
  • Williams Sides With Blanche
    1,631 words
    The Realistic View-Point of A Streetcar Named Desire Through out the twentieth century, many great writers have come along and altered the publics thoughts of normality, and in many cases shocked their audiences by presenting them with the brutal truth. This is exactly what the drama A Streetcar Named Desire accomplished. Whether, intentionally or unintentionally, Tennessee Williams succeeded in illustrating the need to forget what was in the past and stressed the idea of looking ahead to the fu...
  • Outcast Characters In Tennessee Williams's Major Plays
    2,091 words
    Thesis: The outcasts in Tennessee Williams's major plays suffer, not because of the acts or situations which make them outcasts but because of the destructive effect of conventional morality upon them. More than a half century has passed since critics and theater-goers recognized Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) as an important-perhaps the most important-American playwright. Two recent events, however, have created renewed interest in his work. The first is the death in 1996 of Maria St. Just, who...
  • Outcast Characters In Tennessee Williams's Major Plays
    1,546 words
    More than a half century has passed since critics and theater-goers recognized Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) as an important American playwright, whose plays fellow dramaturge David Mamet calls "the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language" (qty. in Griffin 13). Williams's repertoire includes some 30 full-length plays, numerous short plays, two volumes of poetry, and five volumes of essays and short stories. He won two Pulitzer Prizes (for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947 and Cat on a ...
  • Williams Mother Edwina Williams And Laura
    1,784 words
    Tennessee Williams' Life and The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie first opened on March 31, 1945. It was the first big success of Tennessee Williams' career. It is in many ways about the life of Tennessee Williams himself, as well as a play of fiction that he wrote. He says in the beginning, 'I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion'; (1147). The characters Tom, Laura, and Amanda are very much like Williams, his sister Rose, and his mother Edwina. We can see this very clearly whe...
  • Shares Similarities With Williams Mother
    524 words
    Glass Menagerie is a collection of fragile glass animal figurines. Fragile is the word which describes the family in the story. From the mother which sees no reality with a cripple daughter that she sees beautiful to a son that wants out but is also Amanda's sole provider. The daughter is such that fragile is to harsh a word. Her life buried in glass animals and a victrola, she is a fragile as that unicorn that breaks in scene four. Tom is full of contradiction. On the one hand, he reads literat...
  • Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams Characters
    580 words
    Parallels of Tennessee Williams' Life and The Glass Menagerie In the play "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, there are many similarities between the character's lives and the lives of the author and his family. The characters include the members of the Wingfield family - Tom, his mother Amanda, his sister Laura, and Tom and Laura's father, represented by a portrait. Also included is the character Jim O'Connor, the gentleman caller. The character of Tom Wingfield is nearly autobiographi...
  • Glass Menagerie The Theater Of Tennessee Williams
    553 words
    Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. As a child, he lived with his mother and grandfather. When he was fourteen, Williams too first place in an essay contest sponsored by national magazine, The Smart Set. At the age of seventeen, his first published story appeared in the August 1928 issue of Weird Tales. A year later Williams entered the University of Missouri but in 1932 he withdrew and took a job at the shoe factory w...
  • Birth Of William Shakespeare
    543 words
    April 23 of 1564 the beginning to the path of great literature and performance, the birth of William Shakespeare, whose creations have affected everyone for generations. |He was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. William was the third child out of eight from John and Mary Shakespeare. The names of the other seven children are Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan, Ann, Richard and Edmund. William's grandfather, Richard Shakespeare was a whittaker and a dealer in agricultural commodities. Richard di...
  • 60 Years Old And Abigail William
    445 words
    The Plays By Arthur Miller Dear Arthur Miller, Hi my name is Phong Nguyen and I'm a junior at He nniger High School. I have read The Crucible plays that you have written. You have included inaccurate Historical facts and it's just because you wanted the play to be more realistic, dramatic, and more interesting. I've seen the play and film The Crucible, and what I think of it is you created work of art and political purposes you intended. You have changes the characters to fit with the setting, s...
  • Tennessee Williams Plays
    1,358 words
    Tennessee Williams plays were influenced by the events of his life, which include his illness, his sister's breakdown, his family relations, his reaction to fame, and also his relationships with men and women. The personal events that took place in his life were depicted in his setting, events, themes, and characterization in his plays. To many Williams is just another playwright, but to others he's a playwright with interesting views. One author says, I am convinced that Williams is the most im...
  • Tennessee Williams
    399 words
    Tennessee Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the second child of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina Dakin Williams. The family lived in Clarksdale, Mississippi for some time before moving to St. Louis in 1918. At 16 he won third prize for an essay he wrote and received $5. One year later he published "The Vengeance of Nitocris" in Weird Tales. Tennessee entered the University of Missouri in 1929. There he became interested in playwriting. In 1931 he began work f...
  • Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams
    652 words
    The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is a touching play about the lost dreams of a southern family and their struggle to escape reality. The play is a memory play and therefore very poetic in mood, setting, and dialogue. Tom Wingfield serves as the narrator as well as a character in the play. Tom lives with his Southern belle mother, Amanda, and his painfully shy sister, Laura. The action of the play revolves around Amanda's search to find Laura a "gentleman caller. The Glass Menagerie's pl...
  • William Shakespeare In The Year 1593
    532 words
    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, England in the year 1564. His birth date is unknown but is celebrated on April 23; this day in England is the feast of St. George. He was baptized on April 26, 1564. William was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. He had seven siblings but only one of his sister and four brothers lived to adulthood. The other siblings of William died. William's father John Shakespeare was a Town official of Stratford and a local businessman. William's mother M...
  • Williams's Play A Streetcar Named Desire
    3,006 words
    TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- A Reaction, Ass TENNESSEE WILLIAMS? A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: A Reaction, Assessment of Literary Value, Biography of the Author, and Literary Crit ism Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and inv...

19 results found, view free essays on page: