A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0811216020
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams,General Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789389716849
Available:
Release: 2020-08-12
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0822210894
Available:
Release: 1953
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780141975054
Available:
Release: 2014-04-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers' Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness. Tennessee Williams's steamy and shocking landmark drama, recreated as the immortal film starring Marlon Brando, is one of the most influential plays of the twentieth century. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Arthur Miller. 'Lyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and memorable and funny' Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather 'One of the greatest American plays' Observer

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams,Michael Hooper,Patricia Hern
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9781408106044
Available:
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensively revised student edition of this classic play which depicts a turbulent confrontation between traditional values in the American South and the rough-edged, aggressive materialism of the new world.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0811204154
Available:
Release: 1947-06-01
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

Williams  A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Philip C. Kolin
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0521626102
Available:
Release: 2000-04-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A continuous history of the play, Streetcar named desire in production from 1947 to 1998, with emphasis on the Broadway premiere.

A Streetcar Named Desire Ab 11 Schuljahr

A Streetcar Named Desire  Ab 11  Schuljahr
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 160
ISBN: 3060311676
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781438126289
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of ten critical essays on Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Study and Revise for AS A level A Streetcar Named Desire

Study and Revise for AS A level  A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Nicola Onyett
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781471853746
Available:
Release: 2016-03-21
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise A Streetcar Named Desire throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of A Streetcar Named Desire as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire Contrasting the Play With the Movie from 1951 Directed by Elia Kazan

Tennessee Williams   A Streetcar Named Desire    Contrasting the Play With the Movie from 1951 Directed by Elia Kazan
Author: Valerie Hurst
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9783640537938
Available:
Release: 2010-02
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,8, University of Tubingen (Englisches Seminar), course: Introduction to Literary Studies, language: English, abstract: "'The marvelous performances in [this] great movie [...] [are] only slightly marred by [a] Hollywood ending.' Tennessee Williams" (cf. Yacowar). Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire" from 1947 was often staged and interpreted. It was also the base of Elia Kazan's famous and remarkable movie from 1951. Since a book allows for interpretation, the movie features a different realization. This paper will contrast the written form with the film version. To illustrate the different realizations there will be a closer look at the two special and important scenes, ten and eleven, which are exemplarily for the differences in the general conversion. The decision for exactly these scenes is founded in the striking differences in conversion and adaptation and by reason of plenty of content rapidly beat down in these scenes. Due to many influences, the film departs in places completely from Williams' original. These influences and differences will be described in the following first part. Particular attention will then be paid to the music and noises, and the moods and emotions caused by these. And, due to being close linked to the adaptation of the whole movie, the effects of censorship will be explained. The impact is to work out in which ways the movie is adapted to the play and where it distinguishes from it.

The Character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

The Character of Blanche DuBois in  A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Melanie Skiba
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9783640445400
Available:
Release: 2009-10
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultat), language: English, abstract: A Streetcar Named Desire is a lyrical drama about the decline and fall of Blanche DuBois." (Londre, 1979: 78). In this quotation Felicia Hardison Londre indicates that both the character and the inner development of the protagonist Blanche are the focus of attention in "A Streetcar Named Desire." At first glance, Blanche DuBois may seem superficial, even a bit ridiculous on account of the importance she attributes to her looks and to her former social status. However, in my way of thinking, the protagonist's behaviour is in a certain way symptomatic of society itself, even of humanity as a whole. That may be why "Walcott Gibbs referred to A Streetcar Named Desire as 'a brilliant impacable play about the disintegration of a woman, or if you like, of a society.'" (Nelson 1961: 121). Therefore, I consider it crucial to allow insight into the multiple facets of Blanche's personality. All the same, before approaching the caracterization, it is in my opinion necessary to provide you with some basic information about the writer of the play and its contents."

A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire  Tennessee Williams
Author: Claude Coulon
Pages: 156
ISBN: 2200264666
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

The Glass Menagerie avait apporté à son auteur une gloire nationale, A Streetcar Named Desire lui donna une renommée universelle. Tennessee Williams devint alors, et pour une vingtaine d'années, le plus grand dramaturge américain vivant, peut-être le plus grand simplement. La présence de Streetcar au programme des concours doit susciter une relecture en profondeur de cette pièce et en favoriser une réévaluation. Car cette œuvre est une merveille de précision dont aucun élément n'apparaît comme gratuit ou superflu. Elle illustre aussi parfaitement l'univers de son créateur et, dès son entrée en scène, Blanche DuBois a partout conquis l'attention et le cœur du public qui a reconnu en elle l'incarnation tragique du Vieux Sud emporté par le vent, et l'héritière contemporaine des héroïnes raciniennes. Vivien Leigh, dans le film de Kazan, contribua à la rendre inoubliable.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Rosemary O'Shea
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781921088988
Available:
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Insight Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

A streetcar named Desire

A streetcar named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 115
ISBN: 3425040227
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Tennessee Williams a Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams  a Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams,Peter Noçon
Pages: 109
ISBN: 3140411928
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781438114811
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the writing of A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Symbolic devices in A Streetcar named Desire

Symbolic devices in A Streetcar named Desire
Author: Kerstin Müller
Pages: 17
ISBN: 9783638153232
Available:
Release: 2002-11-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Bayreuth (Language and Literature Sciences), course: PS: American Drama Classics, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: A Streetcar named Desire was written in 1947 and was probably one of Tennessee Williams′ most successful plays. In all of his plays, he makes explicit use of symbols as a dramatic technique. He once said that symbolism is, "say(ing) a thing more directly and simply and beautifully than it could be said in words...sometimes it would take page after tedious page of exposition to put across and idea that can be said with an object or a gesture on the lighted page" (Jackson 26). In this paper, some of the symbols used by Tennessee Williams shall be discussed. Since he makes excessive use of symbolism only the major ones shall be dealt with, but it shall be added that the distinction between major or minor importance lies in the perception of the author of this paper. The order of the symbols in this paper is not identical with the order of appearance in the play.

The Role Of Sexuality in Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

The Role Of Sexuality in Tennessee Williams     A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Kira Wieler
Pages: 6
ISBN: 9783656106302
Available:
Release: 2012-01-23
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Wuppertal, course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: 1. In the play "A Streetcar Named Desire", written by Tennessee Williams, the protagonist Blanche DuBois comes to New Orleans to visit her sister Stella, who is married to the Pole Stanley Kowalski. Blanche ́s life has collapsed after the suicide of her husband Allan and the loss of the family estate Belle Reve. Blanche is not able to have a sexual relationship anymore and cannot understand the sexual connection between Stella and Stanley. She begins a romance with Mitch, one of Stanley ́s friends, but only with the aim of marrying him. But when he gets to know that she had affairs with strangers and with one of her students in the past, he is not willing to marry her anymore. At the end of the play, Blanche is raped by Stanley which leads to Blanche ́s final psychic collapse.

When Blanche Met Brando

When Blanche Met Brando
Author: Sam Staggs
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466830486
Available:
Release: 2006-07-25
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Exhaustively researched and almost flirtatiously opinionated, When Blanche Met Brando is everything a fan needs to know about the ground-breaking New York and London stage productions of Williams' "Streetcar" as well as the classic Brando/Leigh film. Sam Staggs' interviews with all the living cast members of each production will enhance what's known about the play and movie, and help make this book satisfying as both a pop culture read and as a deeper piece of thinking about a well-known story. Readers will come away from this book delighted with the juicy behind-the-scenes stories about cast, director, playwright and the various productions and will also renew their curiosity about the connection between the role of Blanche and Viven Leigh's insatiable sexual appetite and later descent into breakdown. They may also-for the first time-question whether the character of Blanche was actually "mad" or whether her anxiousness was symptomatic of another disorder. "A Streetcar Named Desire" is one of the most haunting and most-studied modern plays. Staggs' new book will fascinate fans and richen newcomers' understanding of its importance in American theater and movie history.