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We wish to thank the following educators who helped us focus our Book Notes series to meet student needs and critiqued our manuscripts to provide quality materials.
Sandra Dunn, English Teacher,Hempstead High School, Hempstead, New York Lawrence
J. Epstein, Associate Professor of English,Suffolk County Community College,
Selden, New York
Durham, Frank. "Tennessee Williams, Theater Poet in Prose." In Parker, Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Glass Menagerie, pp. 121-34.
A discussion of the play as a type of poem. Jackson, Esther M. The Broken World of Tennessee Williams. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1965. A study of Williams' use of nonrealism.
Miller, Jordan Y., editor. Twentieth Century Interpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
A rich selection of essays about Streetcar as a movie, as a Broadway production, and as a work of dramatic art.
Nelson, Benjamin. "The Play is Memory." In Tennessee Williams, the Man and his Work. New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc., 1961, pp. 98-112.
Insightful discussion of characters and themes in The Glass Menagerie.
Parker, R. B., editor. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Glass Menagerie. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1983.
A collection of writings about the play, including reviews of the original production.
Rader, Dotson. Tennessee: Cry of the Heart. Garden City: Doubleday, 1985.
A personal memoir of Williams.
Spoto, Donald. The Kindness of Strangers. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985. Deals with Williams' life and art. Stanton, Stephen, S., editor. Tennessee Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
Several essays about Williams, the man, and his plays. One interpretive essay specifically on The Glass Menagerie.
Stein, Roger B. "The Glass Menagerie Revisited: Catastrophe without Violence."
In Stanton, Stephen S., editor, Tennessee Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays, pp. 36-44.
Fascinating study of the Christian symbolism in the play.
Tharpe, Jac. Tennessee Williams: Thirteen Essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1980.
Critical essays on Williams' work.
Williams, Tennessee. Memoirs. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1975.
To know the man you must read this autobiography.
AUTHOR'S MAJOR WORKS
1940 Battle of Angels
1944 The Glass Menagerie
1947 A Streetcar Named Desire
1948 Summer and Smoke
1950 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
1951 The Rose Tattoo
1953 Camino Real
1955 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1957 Orpheus Descending
1959 Suddenly Last Summer (screenplay)
1959 Sweet Bird of Youth
1960 The Fugitive Kind (screenplay)
1960 Period of Adjustment
1961 The Night of the Iguana
1963 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
1973 Small Craft Warnings