Hello everybody! We're four students (Kate, Olga, Ann & Lena) of the Department of Foreign Languages and Area Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University. This is our first sample blog dedicated to American Literature issues and to elaboration of our Final Web-Project. If you're interested - welcome!

Friday, March 16, 2007


*the image from the movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"*

I think the epoch of links started in our blog))
Some useful (I hope so) links for those of us who delve into the T.W. plays
"The Glass Menagerie": http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/menagerie/summ1.html (full summary, characters, some analysis + quizes)

"The Streetcar Named Desire":
http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/desire/about.html (full summary, characters, some analysis + quizes)

http://www.gatewayno.com/culture/TWilliams.html - a link with not much info, but not bad bibliography

As we (most of us) have no original texts of any of the plays, so this link -
http://www.propokupki.ru/knigi_na_inostrannykh_yazykakh/sdef/srchTennessee%20Williams/csП/ - could help us with the on-line purchasing of T.W. books (in English)
There were three movies shot in 1950, 1973 and 1987 based on "The Glass Menagerie"
(1950 - with Kirk Douglas and Jane Wyman; 1973 (TV adaptation) - won 4 Emmies, Katharine Hepburn starring Amanda Wingfield; 1987 - was nominated for a Golden Globe and Golden Palm in Cannes, but didn't win; John Malkovich starring Tom Wingfield)
a film "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (shot thrice again: in 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie The Cat and Paul Newman as Brick Pollitt, has 6 Oscar nominations; in 1976 with Laurence Olivier, Nataly Wood, Robert Wagner; and in 1985 with Tommy Lee Jones and Jessica Lange, won 1 Emmy)
"The Night of the Iguana" movie (shot in 1964 starring Richard Burton and Ava Gardner; won 1 Oscar and San Sebastian)

If someone needs some movies - inform me and I'll download which you want

*the pic from wikipedia.org*


anna_filatova said...

Hello KOALas!

Good job! Have you started reading the plays? What is your first impression? I do look forward to reading your comments on the plays and its characters. Actually, I am going to re-read the plays, too. So we can have a discussion here.


ewe said...

Hello, Anna Vladimirovna!
Olya has read her play (I don't know exactly about the others, but as for me I haven't started to read yet); you may read her post above to share the impressions of "The Glass Menagerie".

anna_filatova said...

I have just read it. It looks like she really enjoyed it. By the way, Olya recommends it to you. :)That's something! It would be great if all KOALas could read it.