- Author : Tennessee Williams
- Release Date : 30 January 2015
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Genre : Drama
- Pages : 200
- ISBN 13 : 9781474225304
Download or read book entitled A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams and published by Bloomsbury Publishing online. This book was released on 30 January 2015 with total pages 200. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.