A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Theatre, Plays & Playscripts
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2009
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Synopsis

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. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Arthur Miller.

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141190273
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 102g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Gripping classic
Holly Pigache
A Streetcar Named Desire
I love love love this play!
As the title of my review suggests, I love this play! I originally fell in love with it in A-level drama class (far too many years ago...). It just has suc... READ MORE
Klanga
A Streetcar Named Desire
Great read
I am studying this for A Levels and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Reece
A Streetcar Named Desire
Powerful
The character are highly powerful throughout the novel, their constasting ideals and personalities run the play. The male clashes clearly show the feeling ... READ MORE
Dan Jackson
A Streetcar Named Desire
One of my favourite plays
One of my favourite plays that I studied for my A-level course. It's definitely a dark and depressing take on life so if that's not your thing, i wouldn't ... READ MORE
EG