By Alessandro Clericuzio
This publication unearths for the 1st time the import of a major community of connections among Tennessee Williams and the rustic closest to his center, Italy.
America's such a lot thought-provoking playwright enjoyed Italy greater than the other nation outdoor the USA and used to be deeply inspired through its tradition for many of his lifestyles. Anna Magnani's movie roles within the Nineteen Forties, Italian Neo-realist cinema, the theatre of Eduardo De Filippo, in addition to the particular event of Italian lifestyles and tradition in the course of his lengthy remains within the state have been the various parts shaping his literary output. via his lover Frank Merlo, he additionally had first-hand wisdom of Italian-American lifestyles in Brooklyn.
Tracing the institution of his popularity with the Italian intelligentsia, in addition to with theatre practitioners and with generations of audiences, the ebook additionally tells the tale of a momentous collaboration within the theatre, among Williams and Luchino Visconti, who needed to defy the unceasing keep watch over Italian censorship exerted on Williams for decades.
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Tennessee Williams and Italy: A Transcultural Perspective by Alessandro Clericuzio