a streetcar named desire

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date : 1953
Pages : 107
ISBN : 0822210894
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 192
ISBN : 0811216020
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Book Title : CliffsNotes on Williams The Glass Menagerie A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : James L Roberts
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 1999-03-03
Pages : 88
ISBN : 9780544181694
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire explores two popular plays, both of which take place in the South and borrow heavily from author Tennessee Williams’s own life experiences. Following stories marked by struggle among loved ones, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each scene within the works. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the playwright Introduction to and synopsis of the plays In-depth analyses of the cast of characters Review section that features interactive quizzes and suggested essay topics Selected bibliographies for both plays Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Book Title : Williams A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Philip C. Kolin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2000-04-27
Pages : 229
ISBN : 0521626102
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A continuous history of the play, Streetcar named desire in production from 1947 to 1998, with emphasis on the Broadway premiere.

Book Title : Reality and Illusion in Tennessee Williams a Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Ilona Sontag
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2010-03
Pages : 28
ISBN : 9783640559251
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik I), course: Hauptseminar "American Drama," language: English, abstract: Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams, is not only known for being a "talented, perceptive and influential American playwright" (Day 1987, vii), but also for his frequent use of symbols. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947), the work which will be dealt with in this paper, is a good example for of usage, since it contains a lot of different kinds of symbolism, for example concerning colours, names, music and many more. Numerous works will be found, if anyone searches for essays about symbolism in Williams' works. Moreover, it is common knowledge that Streetcar is a play which deals not only superficially with a woman going insane, but a play which "bring s] into violent contrast a neurotic woman's dream world and the animalistic realism of her brother-in-law" (back of the book in the Diesterweg edition). But since there does not seem to be any work which deals with the question of how exactly Williams drew this contrast by use of symbolism, it will be my aim in this paper to analyse this question. Consequently, I will try to point out the main symbols with which Williams underlined the contrast between realism and illusion, especially considering names, colours, clothes, light, music and certain rituals of the main characters. In the second part of this paper, I will deal with the question to what degree the main characters Stanley and Blanche are strictly opposed to each other or may have something in common. I will also deal with the meaning of the ending concerning realism and illusion. Therefore, what will be discussed are the most striking antinomies and similes in the main characters' attitudes. A general conclusion about the topic of symbolism in Tennessee Williams' Streetcar will be given in the end. To introduce the reader to the topic an"

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : Hodder Education
Release Date : 2011-02-01
Pages : 94
ISBN : 1444121561
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides are invaluable study companions for senior students with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries and sections on themes, characters, form, structure, language and contexts - a dedicated 'Working with the text' section on how to write about texts for coursework and controlled assessment and how to revise for exams - Taking it further boxes on related books, film adaptations and websites - Pause for thought boxes to get you thinking more widely about the text - Task boxes to test yourself on transformation, analysis, research and comparison activities - Top 10 quotes

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Rosemary O'Shea
Publisher : Insight Publications
Release Date : 2011-08-01
Pages : 72
ISBN : 9781921088988
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Book Title : Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Pages : 189
ISBN : 9781438126289
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Presents a collection of ten critical essays on Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Book Title : The Character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Melanie Skiba
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2009-10
Pages : 36
ISBN : 9783640445400
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt (Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultat), language: English, abstract: A Streetcar Named Desire is a lyrical drama about the decline and fall of Blanche DuBois." (Londre, 1979: 78). In this quotation Felicia Hardison Londre indicates that both the character and the inner development of the protagonist Blanche are the focus of attention in "A Streetcar Named Desire." At first glance, Blanche DuBois may seem superficial, even a bit ridiculous on account of the importance she attributes to her looks and to her former social status. However, in my way of thinking, the protagonist's behaviour is in a certain way symptomatic of society itself, even of humanity as a whole. That may be why "Walcott Gibbs referred to A Streetcar Named Desire as 'a brilliant impacable play about the disintegration of a woman, or if you like, of a society.'" (Nelson 1961: 121). Therefore, I consider it crucial to allow insight into the multiple facets of Blanche's personality. All the same, before approaching the caracterization, it is in my opinion necessary to provide you with some basic information about the writer of the play and its contents."

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire the symbolic meaning of names setting and colors
Author : Anna Borsum
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2005-06-08
Pages : 11
ISBN : 9783638385220
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Technical University of Braunschweig, course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. In this context, I will take a closer look at the different forms of symbolism. One major part of this paper is the meaning of the different characters in the play. Blanche, Stella and Stanley are the most important characters. Therefore I will analyze their symbolic function regarding to their character in general, their names and colors. Not only the characters carry a symbolic meaning, but also the different places mentioned in the play. The city of New Orleans is the larger setting of the action. I will analyze the meaning of the Elysian Fields, of Belle Reve and of New Orleans in general.