Tennessee Williams´ late plays: : a revolution against mainstream

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Title Tennessee Williams´ late plays: : a revolution against mainstream
As Late plays de Tennessee Williams: : uma revolução contra o mainstream
 
Creator Toledo, Luis Marcio Arnaut de
 
Subject Teatro (Literatura)
Dramaturgos americanos
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Contracultura
Drama
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Dramatists, American
Counterculture
 
Description This paper presents the unpublished Tennessee Williams plays in Brazil, they are called late plays in the United States, those written in the third phase of his career. It discusses its reception, the prejudices and the inability to understand its innovative proposals in form and content, arising from the playwright's absorption of his constant presence on the off and off-off-Broadway circuits between 50´s to 70´s. The main features of these plays are the distancing from realism, the mixing of genres and styles, and the exposure of open homosexuality devices, certainly a grasped narrative of counterculture insurrections. The hegemonic reading, the reverence to the major plays, the contemporary tendency of adaptations, the lack of translations and the difficulties of acquiring copyright difficult the study, reading and diffusion of these works in Brazil. Also the Brazilian productions are presented, as well as the scarce academic works on them. Analyzing this unprecedented and countercultural dramaturgy, finally it is concluded that Williams used theatrical poetry of disfigurement to undermine the mimetic conventions of metaphysical dramaturgy and to split with the fictional contents and realistic forms of American Theater.
Este artigo apresenta as peças inéditas de Tennessee Williams no Brasil, chamadas late plays nos Estados Unidos, aquelas escritas na terceira fase de sua carreira. Discute-se sua recepção, os preconceitos e a inabilidade de compreensão de suas propostas inovadoras de forma e conteúdo, advindas da absorção, pelo dramaturgo, de sua presença constante nos circuitos off e off-off-Broadway, nas décadas de 1950 a 1970. Suas principais características são o afastamento do realismo, a mescla de gêneros e estilos e a exposição de expedientes da homossexualidade aberta, certamente uma narrativa apreendida das insurreições da contracultura. A leitura hegemônica, o culto às peças mais celebradas, a tendência contemporânea de adaptações, a ausência de traduções e as dificuldades de aquisição de direitos autorais dificultam o estudo, a leitura e a difusão destas obras no Brasil. São apresentadas as produções brasileiras e os escassos trabalhos acadêmicos sobre elas no país. Com base na análise desta dramaturgia inédita e contracultural, conclui-se, por fim, que Williams empregou uma poesia teatral de desfiguração para minar as convenções miméticas de uma dramaturgia que se exterioriza em metadrama e promove a cisão com os conteúdos ficcionais e formas realistas do teatro estadunidense.
 
Publisher Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
 
Date 2020-11-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
application/epub+zip
 
Identifier https://www.revistas.udesc.br/index.php/dapesquisa/article/view/16885
10.5965/1808312915252020e0032
 
Source DAPesquisa; v. 15 (2020): DAPesquisa - Publicação contínua; 01-27
1808-3129
10.5965/18083129152020
 
Language por
 
Relation https://www.revistas.udesc.br/index.php/dapesquisa/article/view/16885/12287
https://www.revistas.udesc.br/index.php/dapesquisa/article/view/16885/12298
https://www.revistas.udesc.br/index.php/dapesquisa/article/view/16885/12299
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Luis Marcio Arnaut de Toledo
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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