mobi ´ A Streetcar Named Desire ¸ Tennessee Williams
mobi ´ A Streetcar Named Desire ¸ Tennessee Williams The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman and The Crucible and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In”It is a very short list of 20th century American plays that continue to have the same power and imp WhoaI did not consume this play as I was intended to I mean honestly you're not supposed to read a play Tell that to any high school English teacher ever but still Tennessee Williams didn't write this like Hopefully in sixty years a girl will read this alone in her room in one sitting so she can fulfill her goal of reading a classic every month That's not his idealThat being saidTHIS MADE ME FEEL SO MUCHA play is supposed to be acted obviously Reading it leads to a less emotional rendering with less full characters in an imagined version of what is supposed to be a concrete setting It's a lesser experience like reading a screenplay Cough cough fck you JK Rowling coughAnd still this was incredible Blanche and Stella and Mitch were heart rending There's so much tension here and the revelations and the moments of climax and action are just unreal I don't even know what to say beyond whoaGuess I should've stopped this review after the first wordBottom line FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC This reading a classic a month thing is the best thing I'm doing this year
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A Streetcar Named Desire kindle Ñ Paperback read ✓ moneyexpresscard Á The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman and The Crucible and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In”It is a very short list of 20th c Act as when they first appeared 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 Str 45 starsTragic raw and suffused with striking imagery and symbolism this play is a must read and now one that I must also see Williams does a tremendous job of evoking the atmosphere of New Orleans during the 1940's – the music the heat the people The prose is lyrical and truly astonishing at times I felt as if I were a participant in each and every scene The sky that shows around the dim white building is a peculiarly tender blue almost a turuoise which invests the scene with a kind of lyricism and gracefully attenuates the atmosphere of decay You can almost feel the warm breath of the brown river beyond the river warehouses with their faint redolences of bananas and coffee The vibrant and luckless Blanche DuBois arrives on a streetcar named Desire to inhabit the cramped and close uarters of her sister Stella and her husband Stanley Kowalski Blanche's duplicitous nature makes for an intriguing character study The uiet and reserved Stella is the complete opposite of her sister She shares a passionate relationship with Stanley who is perfectly characterized by Williams Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes Since earliest manhood the center of his life has been pleasure with women the giving and taking of it not with weak indulgence dependently but with the power and pride of a richly feathered male bird among hensThe atmosphere immediately turns stifling and the tension uickly escalates as the three lives intersect and collide Unfamiliar with this play I was surprised at the heavy themes in particular those of domestic violence and mental illness This play felt very real and human extremely powerful and ultimately uite heartbreaking
Tennessee Williams ¸ A Streetcar Named Desire text
A Streetcar Named DesireEetcar 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 ’5 “They told me to take a streetcar named Desire and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields” There is a certain high you feel when you read a classic It's not one that can be repeatable or interchangeable It attaches on to you and if it's good enough It might never leave your system Enter our setting New Orleans in the late 1940s post second world war and the American Dream is thick in the atmosphere Jazz and sex and booze and gambling run wild on the streets Enter our characters Stanley Kowalski Stella and Blanche DuBois All three damaged and broken All three deliciously raptured in our plot Enter our Story Their worlds are about to take a 360 degree turn when emotion the summer heat lust manipulation cleverness but mostly desire come alive and off the pages written by Tennessee Williams Touch Anyone who picks up A Streetcar Named Desire knows they are going to be in for a story beyond the story The writing screams hidden metaphors and imagery that makes you want to dance with Blanche play poker with Stanley cry with Stella and be apart of the gang under New Orleans moon The story was palpable It felt like I could touch the characters hearts and minds and it would be okay because they would let me because Tennessee crafted the story in a way that those who are patient and would allow the characters to touch your hearts It could work the other way around too Smell There's a certain warmth you have when you come down to your moms cooking or it's Saturday morning and you can smell breakfast downstairs The atmosphere that surrounded me throughout reading this script was electric it smelt like warm bread and then changed to whiskey filled game nights There was never a still moment in the world we step foot in Taste There are so many different types of desire and lust I could taste all of them in this play It was as if each had a distinct flavour and every time a conflict occurred in the plotline I felt it I think the manner that Williams approached many different aspects and issues in this book was so strong and relative to the time that this play was published in This was a time when being in the LGBT community was considered a crime that could be punished and a psychological disease that could be treated This was a time when being a 'southern belle' was the only way to be accepted as a woman This was a time when domestic abuse was considered normal and just part of the marriage I could go on and on and list the different themes that this story approached but I'm just going say that there was not a single tasteless moment in this play It may have been bitter or sweet or even sour But never tasteless Hear New Orleans in the 1940's and this novel both have the same tune that plays back The Blue Piano the jazz the love the instability the desire It was a melody that played back and played loud through and through Their was a powerful voltage that rang through the soundtrack and it was like every time you get close you get an electric shock that makes you alive inside and even though you know it's bad to like it You want Sound like a high yet? See When you think of desire what comes inside your head?