a streetcar named desire

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2015-01-30
Pages : 200
ISBN : 9781474225304
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

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 : 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 : 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 : Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : George Ehrenhaft
Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date : 1985
Pages : 122
ISBN : 081203516X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A guide to reading "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

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.

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 : 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 by Tennessee Williams Scene Nine An Analysis
Author : Marie-Christine Wittmann
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2010-04-01
Pages : 7
ISBN : 9783640583003
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, Ruhr-University of Bochum, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction For this term paper I analyse scene nine of Tennessee William's play A Streetcar Named Desire. The episodic drama was written in 1947 and is set in New Orleans. It is divided into eleven different scenes. The main characters of the play are Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella and her husband Stanley Kowalski. In a supporting part appears Mitch. Blanche is a thirty year old woman from Mississippi. At the beginning of the play she comes to visit her younger sister Stella in New Orleans, because she does not know where else to go. All of her family are dead except Stella. Blanche is helpless and seeks protection, because she has lost her home “Belle Reve”, her inheritance and her employment. Stella and Stan are living in a small apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans called “Elysian Fields”. Blanche has to take the streetcars called “Desire” and “Cemeteries”. Here the strong symbolism of Williams' writing can already be seen clearly. The names of the streetcars foreshadow the course of the play and its outcome and in general show Blanche's journey in the play, from longing and desire to destruction.

Book Title : A Streetcar Named Desire
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Pages : 143
ISBN : 9781438114811
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Discusses the writing of A streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.