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Kolin, Philip C.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 15,631 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Interviews  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Essays  Poetry  Film adaptations  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip C Kolin
Successful writing at work by Philip C Kolin( Book )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American playwrights since 1945 : a guide to scholarship, criticism, and performance( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Edward Albee( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams : a streetcar named Desire by Philip C Kolin( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuous history of the play, Streetcar named desire in production from 1947 to 1998, with emphasis on the Broadway premiere
The Tennessee Williams encyclopedia by Philip C Kolin( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and Italian and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tennessee Williams is synonymous with 20th-century theatre. For nearly half a century, he wrote plays that transformed stages and amazed audiences around the world. He changed the way sets are represented, characters are expressed, and ideas about sexuality and desire are conveyed. Many of his plays have been made into films, testifying to his tremendous popularity. His plays continue to be produced, and they are discussed by high school students and scholars alike. This book is a comprehensive guide to his life and career." "Through roughly 160 alphabetically arranged entries, the encyclopedia: identifies major figures in Williams' life; names his characters and specifies their significance; summarizes his plays, stories, and poems; discusses his sources and publications; provides performance histories; and surveys important film adaptations."--Jacket
Conversations with Edward Albee by Edward Albee( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influential American playwright discusses his work, the nature of art, the role of the unconscious, American culture, and the theater
Speaking on stage : interviews with contemporary American playwrights( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello : new critical essays by Philip C Kolin( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams : a guide to research and performance by Philip C Kolin( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Tennessee Williams are some of the greatest triumphs of the American theatre. If Williams is not the most important American playwright, he surely is one of the two or three most celebrated, rivaled only by Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller. In a career that spanned almost five decades, he created an extensive canon of more than 70 plays. His contributions to the American theatre are inestimable and revolutionary. The Glass Menagerie (1945) introduced poetic realism to the American stage; A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) explored sexual and psychological issues that had never before
Shakespeare and southern writers : a study in influence( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting Tennessee William's A streetcar named Desire : essays in critical pluralism( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and feminist criticism : an annotated bibliography and commentary by Philip C Kolin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undiscovered country : the later plays of Tennessee Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Rabe : a stage history and a primary and secondary bibliography by Philip C Kolin( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus and Adonis : critical essays by Philip C Kolin( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first collection of critical essays devoted exclusively to Shakespeare's first published work, his long narrative poem Venus and Adonis which established his reputation as the literary darling of London and the heir of Ovid. Particularly important is the book's coverage of the little-known presence of Venus and Adonis on stage. A substantial introduction of 65 pagessurveys the history of criticism about the poem and its significance, and addresses such issues as the burdens of readership and the poem as a staged production. Following are 19 reprinted works from the 18th to late 20t
Shakespeare in the South : essays on performance by Philip C Kolin( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary African American women playwrights : a casebook by Philip C Kolin( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first critical volume to explore the contexts for and influences of female African American dramatists, including their exploration of black history and identity through diverse, courageous, and visionary dramas
The influence of Tennessee Williams : essays on fifteen American playwrights( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof drew on personal and family drama for material. Essays examine how Williams's confessional style influenced Inge, Mamet, Kushner, Lori-Parks and others. There is a special study of African-American theater. Features interview with Albee on Williams' influence"--Provided by publisher
Understanding Adrienne Kennedy by Philip C Kolin( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critical study of Adrienne Kennedy, Philip C. Kolin explores the interrelationship of life and work of one of the most respected African American playwrights. For more than four decades Kennedy's theater has raised profound issues about race, gender, selfhood, and performativity in American culture - topics that Kolin investigates throughout his reading of Kennedy's career. Making her challenging canon more accessible, Kolin offers in-depth analyses of her plays, political scripts, and experimental autobiography, People Who Led to My Plays, as well as examines her neglected novel, Deadly Triplets, and examples of her short fiction."--Jacket
Suzan-Lori Parks : essays on the plays and other works( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suzan-Lori Parks' plays capture the nightmares of African Americans endangered by a white establishment. These essays address Parks' works. There is a production chronology of her plays and interviews with Parks and director Liz Diamond. This text represents a valuable addition to the work of Parks, and to the extensive history of African American playwrighting"--Provided by publisher
 
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American playwrights since 1945 : a guide to scholarship, criticism, and performance
Alternative Names
Kolin, Philip 1945-

Kolin, Philip C.

Languages
English (228)

Italian (1)

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American playwrights since 1945 : a guide to scholarship, criticism, and performanceWilliams : a streetcar named DesireThe Tennessee Williams encyclopediaConversations with Edward AlbeeSpeaking on stage : interviews with contemporary American playwrightsOthello : new critical essaysTennessee Williams : a guide to research and performanceConfronting Tennessee William's A streetcar named Desire : essays in critical pluralism