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Author Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983

Title A streetcar named desire / Tennessee Williams ; with commentary and notes by Patrician Hern and Michael Hooper
Edition Rev. ed. / edited by Michael Hooper, Patricia Hern
Published London : Methuen Drama, 2009


4 copies ordered for MELB on 15-07-2020.
Description lx, 139 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Series Methuen drama student editions
Contents Table of contents includes: Tennessee Williams : 1911-1983 -- Plot -- William's writing : repressed self-knowledge? -- An American context -- Southern roots and European influences -- Structure : eleven one-act plays united by a purpose? -- From The poker night to Streetcar : approaches to character -- Poet of the theatre /successful showman? -- Production history of A streetcar named Desire -- A streetcar named Desire
Summary "A revised student edition of classic American text, 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. In addition to the full text of the play, this edition contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play, a discussion of the various interpretations; notes on individual words and phrases as well as photographs from stage productions."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. lvii-lx)
Notes First pub. 1984, reissued with additional material
Subject American drama
American drama -- 20th century
Married people -- Drama
Sisters -- Drama
New Orleans (La.) -- Drama
Reading List ACP103 recommended text 2020
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Hooper, Michael
Hern, Patricia
ISBN 9781408106044 (pbk.)
1408106043 (pbk.)