Tennessee Williams & Film (IHFILM-199)
This course will focus on a total of four of Tennessee Williams's better known works; both plays and film adaptations. Tennessee Williams was one of the most revered, yet controversial, playwrights of the 20th century. He gained notoriety with his play The Glass Menagerie and then became immortalized in the theatre and popular culture with A Streetcar Named Desire. We will analyze the context of his plays in conjunction with his life, the cinematic interpretations of his plays, and the frequent censorship problems that plagued the production of some film adaptations. Plays and films include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Night of the Iguana, and Suddenly, Last Summer.
Faculty: Peter J Condon
Start/End Date: May 20, 2013 - June 28, 2013