Women in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams
By Charu Mathur
Modern American Drama came alive in the second quarter of the twentieth century when the artistic dexterity of Eugene O'Neill made its presence felt on the international scene. He evolved a new tradition of drama far removed from the superficiality and glibness of his precursors. It is in the felicity of this favourable ambience that the genius of Tennessee Williams thrived. The stage for them became a platform for expressing the complexity of human consciousness. This volume incorporates a comprehensive analysis of the works of these playwrights often from a comparative perspective offering ample constructive enquiry into the depths of the woman's psyche. The writer has moved from abstract generalized theories, both sociological and psychoanalytical, to more concrete aspects of the playwrights' major heroines.
Publication Date: 1/1/2002
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