A Streetcar Named Desire

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.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106043

Category: Drama

Page: 139

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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

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.





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.

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

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 ...

Author: Valerie Hurst

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640537939

Category:

Page: 28

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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.

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

Category:

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.


Study and Revise for AS A level A Streetcar Named Desire

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 ...

Author: Nicola Onyett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471853748

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

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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

The Character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät), language: English, abstract: "A Streetcar Named Desire ...

Author: Melanie Skiba

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640445406

Category: American drama

Page: 36

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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

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

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114818

Category: New Orleans (La.)

Page: 143

View: 410

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

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 ...

Author: Kerstin Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638153231

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 17

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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

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

View: 701

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 Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie avait apporté à son auteur une gloire nationale, A Streetcar Named Desire lui donna une renommée universelle.

Author: Claude Coulon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782200264666

Category:

Page: 156

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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.

When Blanche Met Brando

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 ...

Author: Sam Staggs

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466830484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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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.

Essay on Literature Into Film A Streetcar Named Desire from Tennessee Williams

The story was set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the years that followed World War II. It is a story of Blanche DuBois who is a fragile and disturbed lady who is on a desperate search for a place to call her own.

Author: Jelan Alano

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783668011113

Category:

Page: 12

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, language: English, abstract: "A Streetcar Named Desire" is a play that was written by famous American playwright Tennessee Williams in 1947. The play received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the next year after it was written. The play opened on December 3, 1947 on Broadway and was closed on December 17, 1949 in the Ethel Barrymore Theater. The Broadway production stares Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and Jessica Tandy and was directed by Elia Kazan. The story was set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the years that followed World War II. It is a story of Blanche DuBois who is a fragile and disturbed lady who is on a desperate search for a place to call her own. After being exiles from her hometown in Mississippi for seducing a teenage boy at school where she was an English teacher, she appears on the doorstep of her sister's home in New Orleans to live with her and her husband Stanley. At the beginning of the play, Williams introduces three terms in which do not reveal their symbolic meaning directly but along the play, the audience will come to realize in their own sense the importance of these terms. In the first scene Blanche describes to her friend Eunice her journey of how she came to her sister's place. as quoted in the play, Blanche said, "They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at - Elysian Fields" (Williams, 2000, pg. 117). The "streetcar" refers to her journey to New Orleans and it represents her own life. Still struggling with the loss of her husband, "desire" would be her first step in a new life. She is in desperate need of love, but she ended up leading a life where she would have sex with random men who never cared about her. This promiscuous lifestyle of hers will lead her to trouble and thus "cemeteries" will represent death.

Alex North s A Streetcar Named Desire

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.

Author: Annette Davison

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461739888

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 239

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.