A Streetcar Named Desire

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.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210894

Category: Drama

Page: 107

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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

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.

Author: Rosemary O'Shea

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921088982

Category: Education

Page: 72

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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.

Reality and Illusion in Tennessee Williams a Streetcar Named Desire

"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947), the work which will be dealt with in this paper, is a good example for of usage, since it contains a lot of different kinds of symbolism, for example concerning colours, names, music and many more.

Author: Ilona Sontag

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640559258

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik I), course: Hauptseminar "American Drama," language: English, abstract: Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams, is not only known for being a "talented, perceptive and influential American playwright" (Day 1987, vii), but also for his frequent use of symbols. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947), the work which will be dealt with in this paper, is a good example for of usage, since it contains a lot of different kinds of symbolism, for example concerning colours, names, music and many more. Numerous works will be found, if anyone searches for essays about symbolism in Williams' works. Moreover, it is common knowledge that Streetcar is a play which deals not only superficially with a woman going insane, but a play which "bring s] into violent contrast a neurotic woman's dream world and the animalistic realism of her brother-in-law" (back of the book in the Diesterweg edition). But since there does not seem to be any work which deals with the question of how exactly Williams drew this contrast by use of symbolism, it will be my aim in this paper to analyse this question. Consequently, I will try to point out the main symbols with which Williams underlined the contrast between realism and illusion, especially considering names, colours, clothes, light, music and certain rituals of the main characters. In the second part of this paper, I will deal with the question to what degree the main characters Stanley and Blanche are strictly opposed to each other or may have something in common. I will also deal with the meaning of the ending concerning realism and illusion. Therefore, what will be discussed are the most striking antinomies and similes in the main characters' attitudes. A general conclusion about the topic of symbolism in Tennessee Williams' Streetcar will be given in the end. To introduce the reader to the topic an"


A Streetcar Named Desire

Describes the background of A Streetcar Named Desire, discusses the play's themes, and looks at its critical reception

Author: Thomas P. Adler

Publisher: Twayne Pub

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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Describes the background of A Streetcar Named Desire, discusses the play's themes, and looks at its critical reception

Differences Between the Play and the Film Adaptation of a Streetcar Named Desire Concerning Censorship and Setting

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Salzburg, language: English, abstract: This paper focuses on the main differences between the play and the film adaption of A Streetcar ...

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656040389

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Salzburg, language: English, abstract: This paper focuses on the main differences between the play and the film adaption of A Streetcar Named Desire concerning censorship and setting.

Tennessee Williams Play A Streetcar Named Desire An Opera Missing the Music

Naturally an adaptation of a play into an opera necessitates a shortening of the original text to turn it into an opera libretto.

Author: Katharina Kierig

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364038640X

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Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg (English Department), course: 20th Century American Drama, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Good paper: to the point, strong in argument and well researched. Can't ask for more. Form: very good English, citations etc., abstract: This paper investigates the opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire by Andre Previn. Particular attention is going to be paid to the relation between the original play and the changes made in the opera or caused by the change of genre. Naturally an adaptation of a play into an opera necessitates a shortening of the original text to turn it into an opera libretto. The music added to the play may also change its atmosphere, mood - it might even be an interpretation which is not contained in the play to that extent. Thus this paper follows up on these possible differences and examines whether Andre Previn succeeded in writing an opera A Streetcar Named Desire meeting the high expectations caused by the popularity of the play."

Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire

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

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812628X

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Page: 189

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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 with an Introduction by Arthur Miller

This definitive new edition of Tennessee Williams' classic play includes a new introduction by Arthur Miller, Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.

Author: Tennessee Williams

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Page: 200

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This definitive new edition of Tennessee Williams' classic play includes a new introduction by Arthur Miller, Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.

Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire

Answer The play A Streetcar Named Desire is about Blanche DuBois ; therefore ,
the main theme of the drama concerns her directly . In Blanche is seen the
tragedy of an individual caught between two worlds — the world of the past and
the ...

Author: Gilbert L. Rathbun

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ISBN: 9780760710548

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Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

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

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521626101

Category: Drama

Page: 229

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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

Author: André Previn

Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated

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Category: Music

Page: 306

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(Vocal Score). This wonderful new American opera, based on the unforgettable Tennessee Williams play, has been broadcast around the world and recorded live on Deutsche Grammaphon, and it's been a big hit ever since its premiere last year at the San Francisco Opera. Libretto by Philip Littell. Instrumental parts available for rental.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Olney Theatre presents "A Streetcar Named Desire," by Tennessee Williams, with Meg Myles, Michael McGuire, directed by James D. Waring, setting and lighting by Mr. Waring, costumes by Joseph F. Bella.

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Olney Theatre presents "A Streetcar Named Desire," by Tennessee Williams, with Meg Myles, Michael McGuire, directed by James D. Waring, setting and lighting by Mr. Waring, costumes by Joseph F. Bella.

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Named Desire, first-nighters clapped until the actors took a dozen curtain calls.
Then the audience began to shout, "Author!" Finally the stubby little man who
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The reception of the American Dream in Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller s play Death of a Salesman

Based on these texts I transferred these factors on the plays by Williams and Miller and searched for differences and similarities.

Author: Jessica Schweke

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363859064X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Kurs '20th Century American Drama', 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper presents the perception of the idea of the American Dream in the two plays A Streetcar Named Desire from 1947 by Tennessee Williams and Death of a Salesman, written in 1949 by Arthur Miller. To find a suitable definition of the American Dream I mainly oriented my analysis around the works of America’s founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as well as Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, John Winthrop and James Truslow Adams. Based on these texts I transferred these factors on the plays by Williams and Miller and searched for differences and similarities. The following text will therefore be concerned firstly with a definition of the term ‘American Dream’ and the conversion of these notions in the characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ drama A Streetcar Named Desire and in Willy Loman as well as his sons Biff and Happy in Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman.

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams

The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide ...

Author: Stephen Bottoms

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472532449

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on four of Williams' plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers are wanting a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Williams' artistry. A chronology of the writer's life and work helps to situate all his works in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of Williams' writing, its recurrent themes and concerns and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on: * The context * Themes * Characters * Structure and language * The play in production (both on stage and screen adaptations) Questions for study, and notes on words and phrases in the text are also supplied to aid the reader. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Williams' work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Williams' greatest plays.


A Streetcar Named Desire

She notes that it links both the concrete with the abstract, the streetcar and desire
and that it suggests the theme of a journey, both physical and emotional, and of
transience as well as establishing a very specific locale (Roudane 48–49).

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114818

Category: New Orleans (La.)

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