Additional Resources for Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams

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Griffin, Alice, Understanding Tennessee Williams, University of South Carolina Press, 1995, pp. 172-96.

This is an in-depth analysis of nine of Williams's most successful plays, including Orpheus Descending. Griffin considers language, characters, themes, dramatic effects, and staging.

Hirsch, Foster, A Portrait of the Artist: The Plays of Tennessee Williams, Kennikat Press, 1979.

Hirsch analyzes Williams's play Battle of Angels and shows how it developed into Orpheus Descending.

Jackson, Esther Merle, The Broken World of Tennessee Williams, University of Wisconsin Press, 1965.

Jackson describes the major characteristics of Williams's dramatic form and emphasizes the changing idea of theater that is reflected throughout his work.

Kataria, Gulshan Rai, The Faces of Eve: A Study of Tennessee Williams's Heroines, Sterling Publishers Private Limited, 1992.

Kataria studies Williams's plays from an archetypal, Jungian perspective and views Lady Torrance as an example of the amazon archetype.

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