Baby Doll

Baby Doll[Epub] ➟ Baby Doll ➤ Tennessee Williams – Tbjewellers.co.uk Baby Doll tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy Archie Lee Meighan, middle aged cotton gin owner, Baby Doll tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy Archie Lee Meighan, middle aged cotton gin owner, can hardly wait for the th birthday of his childish bride Baby Doll, when he ll be allowed to consummate the marriage he thinks But rival owner Silva Vaccaro suspects Archie of burning his gin down, and takes an erotic form of Sicilian vengeance.

Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in and changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father s birth Raised in St Louis, Missouri, after years of obscurity, at age he became famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie in New York City This play closely reflected his own unhappy family background It was the first of a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Sweet Bird of Youth , and The Night of the Iguana With his later work, he attempted a new style that did not appeal to audiences His drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on short lists of the finest American plays of the th century, alongside Eugene O Neill s Long Day s Journey into Night and Arthur Miller s Death of a SalesmanMuch of Williams most acclaimed work has been adapted for the cinema He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays and a volume of memoirs In , four years before his death, Williams was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame From Wikipedia.

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10 thoughts on “Baby Doll

  1. says:

    When I first read the tattered, yellow 1956 paperback copy of Tennessee Williams Baby Doll that I own many years ago I had thought that it was written as a stage play, as were many of Williams works, and later adapted to film I didn t realize until this re read that this was written as a screenplay As I did with A Streetcar Named Desire and as I will be doing next with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I first re read the play and then watched the classic film adaptation When I read Baby Doll I was di When I first read the tattered, yellow 1956 paperback copy of Tennessee Williams Baby Doll that I own many years ago I had thought that it was written as a stage play, as were many of Williams works, and later adapted to film I didn t realize until this re read that this was written as a screenplay As I did with A Streetcar Named Desire and as I will be doing next with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I first re read the play and then watched the classic film adaptation When I read Baby Doll I was disappointed by the ending, which seemed to have been influenced by the mistaken identity ending of Jean Renoir s classic film, The Rules of the Game. The ending that Williams wrote was changed for the big screen, however I think for the better Less dramatic a bitsubdued , it seems to fit inneatly in with the other plays in the Tennessee Williams portfolio When the film Baby Doll was released in 1956, it was immediately met with fierce criticism by religious groups and conservatives, who disapproved of the overt treatment of sexuality in the play What does one expect from Tennessee Williams, though, whose works have been described as sex haunted and probablyso with a woman s infidelity and unwillingness to conform to the dominant gender role expectations of 1956 Archie Lee, Baby Doll s husband, is a pathetic character who peeps at his much younger 19 year old wife as she sleeps in a crib and whose marriage has been a long period of waiting for the moment of consummation, as Baby Doll has refused him until her now very imminent 20th birthday Archie Lee is a relic of a world that is deteriorating He s a racist who finds that integration is pushing its way forward The ceiling of his old house is crumbling And his wife is seduced by the Sicilian cotton gin operator who has stepped in and threatened Archie Lee s business enterprise Something about Archie Lee reminds me of Jason Compson from The Sound and the Fury. He s probably a lousy fill in the blank to begin with but he hastens his downfall when he finds that the rotten old world that he has always known is collapsing around him.This play is not the best by Williams And the Elia Kazan film is watchable, but nothing spectacular It is interesting to read watch today as a testament to how far we have come in the fight against censorship in art, if for no other reason But even in terms of themes and controversy I think Ibsen stirred the pot muchforcefully than Williams ever did, and a century earlier nonetheless

  2. says:

    Count on Tennessee Williams for writing a smouldering tale of innocence, sex and revenge Never disappoints

  3. says:

    Baby Doll is one of thelight hearted works by Tennessee Williams, which is not to say that it is not savage or cynical Only that the dark humour is mostly directed at those who deserve it Certainly the cotton gin owner Silva Vacarro loses his plant when it burns down, and the fire service are deliberately negligent Prejudice runs high against Silva because he is Italian by birth, and because his plant threatens to put others out of business.Still prejudice against immigrants is only a m Baby Doll is one of thelight hearted works by Tennessee Williams, which is not to say that it is not savage or cynical Only that the dark humour is mostly directed at those who deserve it Certainly the cotton gin owner Silva Vacarro loses his plant when it burns down, and the fire service are deliberately negligent Prejudice runs high against Silva because he is Italian by birth, and because his plant threatens to put others out of business.Still prejudice against immigrants is only a minor theme here Silva is able to get his cotton produced by his rival, and he effectively takes over the other man s cotton gin and not just the man s business either.Though it appears in a volume of Williams plays, Baby Doll is actually a film script Elia Kazan claimed to have done most of the work on the script, but the story was based on an earlier one act play by Williams, so where one writer leaves off and the other begins, I am uncertain.The titular character, Baby Doll Meighan is a young girl of 19, but already married at her dying father s request to her suitor, Archie Lee However the marriage has not been consummated with Baby Doll only agreeing to do this on her 20th birthday if then.For she does not feel that Archie Lee has kept to his side of the bargain by looking after her They live in a filthy unfinished house with only Baby Doll s aunt to do the cooking which she does badly Archie Lee is an all round loser, and the furniture of the house is in danger of returning to the company from which he bought it, as it is not fully paid off.Frustrated in his sex life, Archie Lee is also doing badly in business, thanks to Silva s plant, but this changes when Archie Lee decides to engage in a little arson While Silva is forced to make use of Archie Lee s cotton gin, Silva fully realises that Archie Lee is the culprit.So Silva descends on Archie Lee s house to get a confession out of his child like wife, and perhaps take a littlethan that from her if he can What follows is a satisfying tale of revenge We do not have to fully like Silva to feel pleasure in watching him out manoeuvre the awful Archie Lee.The themes sound familiar, but here in aharmless form Archie Lee is a feeble Stanley Kowalski from A Streetcar Named Desire , and Silva is afortunate outsider than Val, the ill fated singer in Orpheus Descending.A minor Tennessee Williams perhaps, but perfectly executed What is most surprising today is to learn that the film caused moral outrage, leading to picketing of cinemas and its removal from some What upset people was the implied sexual content surrounding Baby Doll While she is 19, her childish behaviour she sleeps in a crib made her seem like the kind of jailbait heroine that would become popular after Lolita Nowadays it all seems rather tame It is even tame next to other Tennessee Williams plays However stripped of its potentially to morally outrage people, we can see it as an amusingly dark scherzo in the works of Williams

  4. says:

    To be honest, I only read this because a friend of mine is trying to get me to kick off from my book buying addiction by making me read 5 10 penguin pockets I still have on my shelve I was interested in this one because Tenessee Williams is a pretty famous author, and it was written as a screenplay which I really like, but this book was tho I could ve kinda predicted that as it s written in 1955 sexist and racist Yeah I m not sure what else to say, I threw this book about 12 times to my wall To be honest, I only read this because a friend of mine is trying to get me to kick off from my book buying addiction by making me read 5 10 penguin pockets I still have on my shelve I was interested in this one because Tenessee Williams is a pretty famous author, and it was written as a screenplay which I really like, but this book was tho I could ve kinda predicted that as it s written in 1955 sexist and racist Yeah I m not sure what else to say, I threw this book about 12 times to my wall as I got annoyed by how the main character is portrayed as Dumb, naive, childish and easily manipulated

  5. says:

    Fantastically dirty One of my favorite movies, and the play makes great reading on its own It s less brutal than the play that the story originated in, but there s so much good dialog and story in it that I d probably read thisoften than I d watch the film, just so I can enjoy the language of it Highly recommended

  6. says:

    What I liked mostly about this play was the teasing between Baby Doll and Silva Vaccarro Their playfulness was wonderful and it even amused me sometimes.Archie was a brute but I understand why Baby Doll had to marry him.I giggled at the end of the play The scene of the tree fit perfectly with the young and almost childish connection between Baby and Silva I wished I played with them, too.

  7. says:

    This is such a sexy story I love the flirting, teasing, mind games that Vacarro plays with Baby Doll It s an enjoyable story, but the relationship between these two characters is what makes it really memorable for me.

  8. says:

    Good old southern household drama salted with sicilian persuasion, Mrs Meagan aka Baby Doll doesn t exactly have a strong character but Silva sthan makes up for the entire cast Aunt Rose Comfort looks like they had an extra seat.

  9. says:

    It s the film script which is based on two previous Tennessee Williams one act plays Not his best work, that s for dang sure Some interesting ideas, but nothing spectacular 3 5

  10. says:

    Boldly provocative and oddly perverted in equal measures, this is a frolic of a play and a fine introduction into the charm and character of Tennesse Williams work.

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