A Streetcar Named Desire

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

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
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Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

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: 197
ISBN: 315009240X
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Release: 1988-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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When Blanche Met Brando

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

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.

Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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

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.

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: un

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams,Nicola Onyett
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1444121561
Available:
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides are invaluable study companions for senior students with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes

Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams   A Streetcar Named Desire Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Author: Thomas P. Adler
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781137292834
Available:
Release: 2012-12-07
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) are major plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America's most significant dramatists. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: • charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day • provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues • examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory. In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike.

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: un

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

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

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 Ab 11 Schuljahr

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

Explanation of the Book:

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: un

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire

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

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.

Alex North s A Streetcar Named Desire

Alex North s A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Annette Davison
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0810863936
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This film score handbook provides a detailed analysis of Alex North's astounding score for Elia Kazan's 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. Beginning with a review of North's musical training and film scoring techniques, the book then uses approaches from both musicology and film studies to present a comprehensive exploration of the film's (self-)censorship and its impact on North's music, most notably in the film's infamous staircase scene.

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: un

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays

A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 313
ISBN: OCLC:909019197
Available:
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Camino Real

Camino Real
Author: Tennessee Williams
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0811202186
Available:
Release: 1953
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the text of the celebrated American playwright's work which explores the phenomenon of loneliness in the human condition