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William Inge : essays and reminiscences on the plays and the man

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3517.N265 Z955 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3517.N265 Z955 2014
 
 
Summary
William Inge's popular plays of the 1950s received Tony nominations ( Bus Stop [1956], and Dark at the Top of the Stairs [1958]) and won a Pulitzer Prize ( Picnic [1953]). As a screenwriter, he won an Academy Award ( Splendor in the Grass [1961]). Yet Inge's career ended in perceived failure, depression and finally suicide. These previously unpublished essays take a fresh look at some of his most popular work, as well as his less well-known later plays. Inge's work was often ahead of its time, and foreshadowed the influence of popular media and advertising, the sexual revolution and the women's movement. The essays give context for Inge's work within twentieth-century American drama, and attest to his exceptional talent. Included are reminiscences which reveal the playwright's charm and generosity, and shed light on how a brilliant, troubled man eventually took his own life.
Contents
American theater in the 1950s and Inge's plays / Albert Wertheim
The inside-outsider / Robert Patrick
Come back, little Sheba and mass culture / Jane Courant
The two texts of Picnic / David Richman
Picnic, Summer brave, and The peace of staying / Kerk Fisher
Robert Brustein's "Men-taming women of William Inge": a re-examination / Ralph F. Voss
Structures of violence: gender roles in Inge's plays / Linda Wagner-Martin
Inge and the empty stage / Susan Koprince
Life with father in four Inge plays / Robert A. Martin
"Going next door": placing Inge / Barry Gross
Another Kansan in the land of Oz: Inge as screenwriter / Thomas P. Adler
Build-up to natural affection / R. Baird Shuman
Unnatural affection: sons and mothers / Therese Jones
Memories of happier times / Helene Inge Connell
Loving memories of a kindly uncle / Luther C. Inge
Billy / Jeanne Seymour Mitcham
My teacher / William Stuckey
Shadows on success / Audrey Wood
Hampton Sundays / Horton Foote
Inward bound / Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Counted among his friends / Robert Anderson
Directing Picnic / Joshua Logan
Designing Picnic / Jo Mielziner
On the verge / N. Richard Nash
What remains behind / Richard H. Goldstone
A softness that never toughened / William Gibson
Driving Inge / John Connolly
That was Bill / Robert Whitehead
Gestures of love, gestures of despair / Jo Ann Mahan Kirchmaier
Waiting for Inge / Jack B. Wright
The stairs to darkness / Philip Clarkson
He knew the poetry of life / Jack Garfein.

Additional Information
Subjects Inge, William -- Criticism and interpretation.
Publisher Jefferson, North Carolina :2014
Contributors Bryer, Jackson R., editor.
Hartig, Mary C., editor.
Language English
Description vii, 291 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786476473
0786476478
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