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Author: Tennessee Williams
ISBN13: 978-0451137500
Title: A Streetcar Named Desire
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Language: English
Category: Dramas and Plays
Publisher: N A L; later printing edition (1984)

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire. by. Tennessee Williams. And so it was I entered the broken world. To trace the visionary company of love, its voice. An Introduction by the Author. On A Streetcar Named Success by Tennessee Williams. This essay appeared in The New York Times Drama Section, November 30, 1947-four days before the New York opening of A Streetcar Named Desire. Sometime this month I will observe the third anniversary of the Chicago opening of "The Glass Menagerie," an event which terminated one part of my life and began another about as different in all external circumstances as could be well imagined.

A Streetcar Named Desire . The World I Live In by Tennessee Williams. SCENE TEN. It is a few hours later that night. Blanche has been drinking fairly steadily since Mitch left. She has dragged her wardrobe trunk into the center of the bedroom. A book of stories, Hard Candy, is published in August. March 24: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Broadway directed by Elia Kazan and starring Barbara Bel Geddes, Ben Gazzara and Burl Ives. Cat later wins the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award. The film version of The Rose Tattoo, for which Anna Magnani later wins an Academy Award, is released. The film Baby Doll, with a screenplay by Williams and directed by Elia Kazan, is released amid some controversy and is blacklisted by Catholic leader Cardinal Spellman.

A Streetcar Named Desire book. I think the manner that Williams approached many different aspects and issues in this book was so strong and relative to the time that this play was published in. This was a time when being in the LGBT community was considered a crime that could be punished and a psychological disease that could be treated.

By tennessee williams. With an Introduction by the Author. Published by the Penguin Group. This essay appeared in The New York Times Drama Section, November 30,1947-four. days before the New York opening of A Streetcar Named Desire. Sometime this month I will observe the third anniversary of. the Chicago opening of "The Glass Menagerie," an event. Author: Tennessee Williams. It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared-57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski

In the play, A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams, the two main characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski are strongly portrayed as polar opposites. of the play Williams has made it clear that the two characters are polar opposites, Blanche is the beautiful dainty moth, while Stanley is the. New York: Routledge, 2002. Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire. London: Methuen Publishing Limited, 2005.

A Streetcar Named Desire is an emotional play written by Tennessee Williams. The play provides a complex set of emotions, conflicts, and stereotyped roles among the character’s life. Some of the major themes in the play include gender stereotyping, class conflict, desires, and cultural differences. About the Author : Tennessee Williams was an American author and playwright. He was famous for many classic plays during his time. Some of his well-known plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959)

A Streetcar Named Desire. A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written in 1947 by the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. The play was an immediate success, garnering a Pulitzer Prize for drama in the following year and is often considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire - Character analysis Blanche Du Bois. 2Pages: 2Year: 17/18. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire - Plot overview. 0Pages: 4Year: 17/18. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire - Context.

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A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most remarkable plays of our time. Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning classic, it is the haunting story of a faded Southern beauty whose illusions about herself are at war with reality. Blanche DuBois, tormented by the memory of her tragic marriage and the scandal she had precipitated in the small town of her birth, glees to New Orleans to find refuge with her sister. But her sensual, crude brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, resents her presence, and in a violent, passionate rage, exposes her past and cuts off her last change of escape from the squalid misery of her life.
Reviews: 7
There’s a strong drive and passion in many of the characters in A Streetcar Named Desire. A definite rawness in emotion and complexity is within many of the scenes and situations.

I had read A Streetcar Named Desire once before, but never really caught on at how so much is working underneath the surface of the dialogue. In many estimations, Blanche is a character deeply rooted in pathos and tragedy. Her vision of what the world should be, as opposed to what it truly is, is at the center of her unhinging. Arriving to her sister’s apartment in New Orleans, she has taken a leave of absence from her teaching, and there are more undercurrent issues that have taken hold of her, most notably losing Belle Reve, their childhood home. At her opposite, Stanley, Stella’s husband, represents the brute, harsh, realities of the world.

I think that, in many respects, Williams creates an intensity that builds as the play moves forward until the dramatic final scene. There is a power in Stanley and Blanche’s confrontations, especially in the final scenes as we learn more and more about Blanche’s past. These moments are written so eloquently, so human, clearly by someone who has experienced, witnessed, and reflected on the impact of human sufferings and failings. In short, clearly Williams was a man who could project real human situations into dialogue in such a clear, convincing way.

A Streetcar Named Desire is a very powerful and thought-provoking play, with characters who breathe strong emotion throughout, making the scenes really come to life. It is no wonder that this epic play was made into a fine classic 1951 film with Marlon Brando as Stanley and Vivien Leigh as Blanche.
Tennessee Williams is one of America's finest playwrights, and his 1947 Pulitzer-Prize winning "A Streetcar Named Desire" is his undisputed masterpiece. "The Glass Menagerie" moves us to tears and "Suddenly, Last Summer" is luridly fascinating, but "Streetcar" remains in, and haunts, our souls. Sam Staggs, in his definitive history of "Streetcar," correctly describes the play as "a root canal on the soul."
The production of "Streetcar" recorded here played at the Vivian Beaumount Theatre in New York from April-July, 1973. The plot, in brief, concerns Blanche DuBois, who arrives in New Orleans seeking refuge from her troubled past in her sister Stella's small apartment. Blanche hadn't counted on her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, being so brutish and intensely sexual, however. She hopes to find a measure of happiness and peace with Stanley's friend Harold Mitchell (Mitch). A lesser playwright than Williams may well have given Blanche, and the audience, a happy ending with Mitch. But neither Williams nor his characters are that easy or simplistic. His characters are not all good or all bad. They exist in a morally gray area; with Williams exposing the harsh realities of life. When the truth of Blanche's sordid past is crudely, relentlessly exposed by Stanley, Mitch cruelly rejects her. Blanche and Stanley have a final, violent confrontation; which in turn leads to one of the most soul-shattering conclusions in theatre history.
The big question here is: how does the 1973 Lincoln Center revival compare to the excellent ensemble cast of Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden in the 1951 film version? Of course, the 1973 cast does not have to contend with the censorship issues that plagued the otherwise outstanding 1951 film version. So, here we have the full text and content of Williams' original play. If you are not familiar with the play, however, I strongly advise you to have a copy of the script with you as you listen to this recording. Otherwise, you might not understand the important actions that occur in several key scenes-- including Stanley's violent actions during the poker game and, more importantly, Stella's exact reaction to it.
Rosemary Harris is often her own worst enemy as Blanche DuBois. Her powerful performance is undermined by her own unfortunate penchant for over-acting in several scenes where a more subtle approach would have been much more effective. Harris totally goes over the top in the scene just before the newspaper boy arrives, ("Ah, me...") and the scene where Blanche describes the suicide of her gay husband; completely ruining the beautiful end line of the scene, when Blanche says to Mitch, "sometimes, there is God-- so quickly!" While she does not match or equal Vivien Leigh's definitive and devastating portrayal, it is truly heartwrenching when Harris' Blanche loses her tenuous grip on reality. Elsewhere, while she is not exactly mis-cast, Patricia Conolly is a rather odd choice, and makes some rather odd acting choices, as Stella. Robert Symonds is merely adequate as Mitch. The most startling surprise here is James Farentino as Stanley. As Sam Staggs shrewdly observes, Farentino "does what few actors can: he makes you forget (Marlon) Brando. To do this, he discards nuance in favor of hustler directness. You hear the price tag in his voice."
The genius of Tennessee Williams and the power of "A Streetcar Named Desire" remains undiminished. This CD recording of one of the greatest plays is essential in the library of every fan of Tennessee Williams and every serious theatre aficionado.
A masterpiece. Tennessee Williams may be the best contemporary playwright America has ever seen (may he rest in peace). The story is flawless, and the stage directions are so specific and meaningful. Every word is filled with intent, every color is painted through the text, and the message is timeless. The relationships the characters share are well flushed out and highly sophisticated. Williams even describes the music playing during scenes. I hope you read this over and over again, just as I do. A timeless classic, a masterpiece of American Theatre.
It's amazing how much of its original power this play has maintained even though by all accounts it should be dated by now. After all, we have come far, have we not, from the south in those backwards years? Or have we? This was one of the works that we read in my AP English class this year and I was surprised how well a group of 11th graders were able to identify with the sexual tension, the deceptions, the characters and the plot. Blanche's hopeless situation is still quite poignant and Stanley's animal magnetism is something all of them could relate to. After reading the play countless times (and seeing various performances), I can say that this short play packs quite a wallop. Williams fits in a myriad of human emotions into this one short play. If for some reason you missed this one, read it and then rent the movie with Marlon Brando. With memorable characters like Stanley, Stella, Blanch and Mitch who have made their way into our everyday vocubulary, and a sizzling dialogue, it's a lasting work. The movie Body Heat is the closest modern parallel I can think of in terms of setting and mood.
I'm in no position to review Tennessee Williams. Plenty of scholars have done this far better than I ever could. I'll be seeing this play this summer in New York, so I've purchased this to go through before we see it. I vaguely remember the context from high school, but it has been eye-opening to reread this again. What a powerful, brutal play!

I highly recommend.
Arrived speedily. Using it to teach--and of course, it IS one of the great plays, even minus the hype. Williams is one of our true treasures.