Tennessee Williams | Critical Essay by Marion Magid

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Tennessee Williams.
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Critical Essay by Marion Magid

[Magid's essay, from which the following excerpt was taken, was originally published in Commentary, January, 1963.]

The total effect of Williams' work has been to plunge ordinary conceptions of the male-female relation into such disorder that the services of a Harry Stack Sullivan seem needed to straighten them out again. The first of these grand subversions was the figure of Stanley Kowalski, which appeared before the American public and before the world in the person of Marlon Brando. Though numerous actors have since played the part, Brando remains forever etched in memory as the embodiment of American malehood, and Kowalski is probably the most famous male figure in modern drama. Doubtless at this moment Brando's Korean counterpart is playing the role in whatever passes at the Seoul Repertory Company for a torn t-shirt. (p. 77)

Leaving Brando's performance out of it and...

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