A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning playa€”reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay qThe World I Live In.q It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeareda€”57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge 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 the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s. Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of A Streetcar Named Desire. This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay qThe World I Live In, q and a brief chronology of the author's life.This definitive new edition will also include Williamsa#39; essay aquot;The World I Live In, aquot; and a brief chronology of the authora#39;s life.

Title:A Streetcar Named Desire
Author:Tennessee Williams
Publisher:New Directions Publishing - 2004-09-17


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming