A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

by: Tennessee Williams

by: Tennessee Williams

Overview

The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

Keywords

Sexuality

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

Details

  • Cast Attributes: Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Authors

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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