A "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams


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Edited by:Michael Hooper, Patricia Hern Series:Student Editions Format:Paperback / softback 208 pages, N/A Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Imprint:Methuen Drama Edition:Revised ed ISBN:9781408106044 Published:24 Feb 2009 Classifications:Plays, playscripts, Literary studies: plays & playwrights Readership:Undergraduate Weight:174g Dimensions:153 x 197 x 13 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom For sale in: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, (See full list) Description A Streetcar Named Desire shows a turbulent confrontation between traditional values in the American South - an old-world graciousness and beauty running decoratively to seed - set against the rough-edged, aggressive materialism of the new world. Through the vividly characterised figures of Southern belle Blanche Dubois, seeking refuge from physical ugliness in decayed gentility, and her brutal brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, Tennessee Williams dramatises his sense of the South's past as still active and often destructive in modern America. This revised edition features a new production history of the play that considers both stage and screen presentations, an updated bibliography and extensive notes on the language of the play. Commentary and notes by Patricia Hern and Michael Hooper.


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