The Plays of Tennessee Williams

Thought-provoking and controversial!

Masters’ English presents a course designed to provoke thought, conversation and movement in select participants who demonstrate a CEF language level of B2 or higher.

Over the course of 16 weeks we will be looking at the life and works of one of America’s greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams, whose memorable characters and controversial themes helped define post-war American theater.

In addition to reading and discussing three of his major plays, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, participants will also be encouraged to select, present, and lead the discussion on individual scenes and acts from each play. To culminate our discussion, we will be analyzing various filmed renditions of each of these works and discussing the way each of the main actors has interpreted their respective roles.

This course will help you practice the English you already know, help you fill in some of the problematic areas in your language development, and expose you to some of the most colorful dramatic characters ever presented.
Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.

Tom Wingfield - The Glass Menagerie

Physical beauty is passing. A transitory possession. But beauty of the mind and richness of the spirit and tenderness of the heart - and I have all of those things - are not taken away, but grow! Increase with the years! How strange I should be called a desititute woman! When I have all of these treasures locked in my heart.

Blanche Dubois - A Streetcar Named Desire

You can be young without money but you can't be old without it. You've got to be old with money because to be old without it, is just too awful, you've got to be one or the other, either young or with money, you can't be old and without it. - That's the truth...

Margaret - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Day and time: Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Masters’ English, Wittland 2-4, 24109 Kiel (free parking)
Teacher: Eric Jon Delsman, MA (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Price: 320 Euros plus VAT (32 teaching units)
Limited to six participants.

Materials not included in the course price; to be purchased prior to first class:

The Glass Menagerie, Reclam Fremdsprachentexte (ISBN: 978-3-15-009178-4)
A Streetcar Named Desire, Reclam Fremdsprachentexte (ISBN: 978-3-15-009240-8)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Reclam Fremdsprachentexte (ISBN: 978-3-15-009039-8)