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THTR 201 – THEATRE APPRECIATION February 1, 2011 The Life and Work of Tennessee Williams
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Today’s Goals Review Assessment 1 Begin to study the play The Glass Menagerie by learning about the life and work of the playwright Tennessee Williams
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Goal 1 Review Assessment 1
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Assessment 1 184 students completed the assessment 12 students did not complete the assessment The average score was 86 4 students earned 100 points 66 students earned an A- or better Let’s review!
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Goal 2 Begin to study the play The Glass Menagerie by learning about the life and work of the playwright Tennessee Williams
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Who is Tennessee Williams and why do I care? This guy died before I was born! Everyone has a personal point of view, a way they see the world that is particular and unique to them. When we study the life and work of a playwright (or any artist) we can learn more about a particular time and place in history, about the development of culture and society, and most importantly, we can learn about ourselves. Tennessee Williams was a real person who lived a real life. He was a son, a brother, a friend. He loved and he hated. He had good qualities and bad qualities. He created. He is just like you and me.
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Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams (1911 –1983) was an American playwright His best-known plays are The Glass Menagerie , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , and A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Tennessee Williams: Biography Tennessee Williams was brilliant and prolific, breathing life and passion into many memorable characters . And like his characters, he was troubled and self-destructive, an abuser of alcohol and drugs. He was awarded four Drama Critic Circle Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though hailed as one of the greatest American playwrights, he was also derided by critics and blacklisted by the Roman
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Tennessee Williams: Biography Born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911, Tennessee was the son of a shoe company executive and a Southern belle. Williams described his childhood in Mississippi as happy and carefree. This sense of belonging and comfort were lost, however, when his family moved to the urban environment of St. Louis, Missouri. It was there he began to look inward, and to write— “because I found life unsatisfactory.” Williams’ early adult years were occupied with attending college at three different universities, a brief stint working at his father’s shoe company, and a move to New Orleans, which began a lifelong love of the city and set the locale
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Tennessee Williams: Biography Williams spent a number of years traveling throughout the country and trying to write. His first critical acclaim came in
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course THTR 201 taught by Professor Joelebarb during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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