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How the South Became Sexually Perverse in the Civil Rights Era

Susan Courtney

in Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the American West and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190459963
eISBN:
9780190459994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459963.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 investigates the fact that an overtly sexually troubled screen South emerged alongside the struggle for civil rights, in the form of the popular cycle of films adapted from Tennessee ... More


‘The Night of the Zeppelin’ by Tennessee Williams

Gerri Kimber

in Katherine Mansfield and Translation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400381
eISBN:
9781474416054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter introduces a newly discovered play-fragment by Tennessee Williams, which comprises two separate scenes: the first, eight-page scene is called ‘The Night of the Zeppelin’ and the second, ... More


Memory in Theater: The Scene Is Memory

Attilio Favorini

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter joins Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, and Samuel Beckett with Sigmund Freud, Jerome Bruner, and Gerald Edelman—three playwrights with three kindred, twentieth-century memographers or ... More


Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers

William Todd Schultz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199752041
eISBN:
9780190255961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199752041.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Truman Capote was one of the most gifted and flamboyant writers of his generation. What has received little attention, however, is Capote's last, unfinished book, Answered Prayers, a merciless ... More


Angels Battle in Boston

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hopkins goes to New York for rehearsals in Battle with Angels, a play by first-time playwright Tennessee Williams. The play, however, is a failure, and the experience erodes Hopkins’s ... More


The Drama of the Everyday

Kevin J. Hayes

in A Journey Through American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199862078
eISBN:
9780190252892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199862078.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the American drama. It describes the publication of Arthur Hobson Quinn's Representative American Plays (1917), which was the most comprehensive anthology of American drama at ... More


Parallel Lives: Poetics of the Postproduction Plot

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Wong Kar-wai’s narrative and narrational strategies occupy the center of analysis. The chapter situates Wong as a purveyor of complex storytelling, and locates his films’ ... More


All This, Jack Warner, and Bette Davis, Too

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack Warner cancels All This, and Heaven Too, a decision that Hopkins doesn’t take well. They agree that when the film is produced, Hopkins will do it. When her divorce is granted, she returns to ... More


Touche’s Salon

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

During his final years, Latouche faced some discrimination and censure as a result of his inclusion in a 1950 handbook entitled Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and ... More


THOMAS ADÈS (b. 1971)Life Story (1994): Text by Tennessee Williams

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Thomas Adès’s Life Story as an unconventional song cycle which lies somewhere between an operatic scena and an extended show song. Although written originally for soprano and ... More


Falling Star

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter dissects the demise of the Hollywood studio system, caused by several factors including the incursion of television. Warner Bros.’ legendary music department became, to quote Steiner, “a ... More


Vanessa: At last, an American grand opera!

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

When it was performed in 1958, Barber’s opera Vanessa was the first new American work produced by the Metropolitan Opera since 1947 and only the twentieth since the opening of the opera house in ... More


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