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Tennessee Williams and Italy : A Transcultural Perspective (Hardcover) (Alessandro Clericuzio)

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This book reveals for the first time the import of a huge network of connections between Tennessee Williams and the country closest to his heart, Italy.

America's most thought-provoking playwright loved Italy more than any other country outside the US and was deeply influenced by its culture for most of his life. Anna Magnani's film roles in the 1940s, Italian Neo-realist cinema, the theatre of Eduardo De Filippo, as well as the actual experience of Italian life and culture during his long stays in the country were some of the elements shaping his literary output. Through his lover Frank Merlo, he also had first-hand knowledge of Italian-American life in Brooklyn.

Tracing the establishment of his reputation with the Italian intelligentsia, as well as with theatre practitioners and with generations of audiences, the book also tells the story of a momentous collaboration in the theatre, between Williams and Luchino Visconti, who had to defy the unceasing control Italian censorship exerted on Williams for decades.
Number of Pages: 225
Genre: Performing Arts, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Alessandro Clericuzio
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2016
TCIN: 51716116
UPC: 9783319319261
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2326
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