A Streetcar Named Desire

  • a streetcar named desire
    streetcarnameddesire.jpg
    first edition (new directions)
    written bytennessee williams
    characters
    • blanche dubois
    • stella kowalski
    • stanley kowalski
    • harold "mitch" mitchell
    date premiereddecember 3, 1947
    place premieredethel barrymore theatre
    new york city, new york
    original languageenglish
    genresouthern gothic
    settingthe french quarter and downtown new orleans

    a streetcar named desire is a play written by tennessee williams that opened on broadway on december 3, 1947.[1] the play dramatises the life of blanche dubois, a southern belle who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated new orleans apartment building.

    a streetcar named desire, williams’ most popular work, is considered to be one of the best and most critically successful plays of the 20th century.[1] it still ranks among his most performed plays, and has inspired many adaptations in other forms, notably producing a critically acclaimed film that was released in 1951.[2]

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A Streetcar Named Desire
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First edition (New Directions)
Written byTennessee Williams
Characters
Date premieredDecember 3, 1947
Place premieredEthel Barrymore Theatre
New York City, New York
Original languageEnglish
GenreSouthern Gothic
SettingThe French Quarter and Downtown New Orleans

A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947.[1] The play dramatises the life of Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment building.

A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams’ most popular work, is considered to be one of the best and most critically successful plays of the 20th century.[1] It still ranks among his most performed plays, and has inspired many adaptations in other forms, notably producing a critically acclaimed film that was released in 1951.[2]