A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook)

A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook) by Tennessee Williams 0811216020 9780811216029
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It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continueto have the same power and impact as when they first appeared?57 yearsafter its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded andpromiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy andbrutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar launched thecareers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden,and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the mostimportant young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of EliaKazan as the greatest American stage director of the 40s and 50s. Whobetter than Americas elder statesman of the theater, Williamscontemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning thatstruck American culture in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire ?Millers rich perspective on Williams singular style of poeticdialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this aunique and valuable new edition of A Streetcar Named Desire .This definitive new edition will also include Williams essay TheWorld I Live In, and a brief chronology of the authors life.

Author: Tennessee Williams

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 2004-09-01

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