A Streetcar Named Desire Book By Tennessee Williams (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)

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A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that first appeared on Broadway on December 3, 1947. The play dramatizes the experiences of Blanche DuBois, a former southern belle who, after suffering a series of personal losses, leaves his privileged background to move. in a ramshackle apartment in New Orleans rented by her younger sister and her brother-in-law.

Williams' most popular work, A Streetcar Named Desire, is one of the most critically acclaimed works of the 20th century. It is still among his most widely performed works and has inspired many adaptations in other forms, most notably producing a critically acclaimed film that was released in 1951.

Book Details

Originally published: December 3, 1947

Summary

It's a very short list of 20th-century American plays that still have the same power and impact as when they first appeared: 57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is one such play. The story tells how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed to the limit by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden, and solidified Tennessee Williams' position as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as Elia Kazan as America's greatest stage director. from the 40s and 50s.

Review

Blanche is the Everest of modern American drama, a peak of psychological complexity and emotional range.

About The Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

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