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The one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.

Grant number: 11/12095-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2011
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Theatre
Principal Investigator:Maria Sílvia Betti
Grantee:Lara Biasoli Moler
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Born Thomas Lanier Williams in the city of Columbus, Mississippi, poet, essayist and playwright TennesseeWilliams (1911-1983), known for plays such as "The Glass Mengagerie", "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot TinRoof', authored about seventy one-act plays, traditionally studied from the point of view of their themes and characterpsychology. These one-act plays perform a fundamental role in the works of Williams especially because they constituted animportant source for experimentation and creative writing, which later would help him develop his full-length plays. Despitetheir importance, the one-act plays, which present a relevant and rich research material, have not been investigated from theperspective of their form. Therefore it is the aim of this research project to investigate and study Tennessee's Williams one-actplays from the viewpoint of their form and their relations with the drama itself, being our very point of departure Peter Szondi'sanalysis of the one-act play in his "Theory of Modern Drama".

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