Annette J. Saddick

Annette J. Saddick is an Associate Professor at New York City College of Technology, specializing in twentieth-century drama and performance. The author of The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennesse Williams’ Later Plays, Saddik’s most recent book is Contemporary American Drama, published by Edinburgh University Press.

The Traveling Companion & Other Plays

Even with his great commercial success, Tennessee Williams always considered himself an experimental playwright. In the last 25 years of his life his explorations increased—especially in shorter forms and one-act plays—as Williams created performance pieces with elements of theater of the absurd, theater of cruelty, theater of the ridiculous, as well as motifs from Japanese forms such as Noh and Kabuki, high camp and satire, and with innovative visual and verbal styles that were entirely his own.…
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