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A Streetcar Named Desire: A Relevant Classic

Advantages: Very good play for studying critical thinking, still relevant today
Disadvantages: Tragic; heavy storyline

A Streetcar Named Desire is one of my favourite plays, and that's high praise coming from the very dedicated bookworm that I am! What I find most striking about the play is the ease with which it flows, despite the difficult topics it covers and despite f ...

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Review of A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

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Williams' use of violence

Advantages: see op
Disadvantages: see op

A Streetcar Named Desire : How does violence progress throughout the play and change the course of action? In what ways did Williams’ use of violence contribute to the controversy of the play? Williams’ work is often considered as “one of the most ...

nicolemorgan 28.02.2003 · Read full review
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You can always depend on the kindness of strangers

Advantages: lots to think about
Disadvantages: uncomfortable reading

...Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar named Desire" is a powerful tale of lust, poverty and decay. Being a fairly modern text (1940s) it is very readable and entirely relevant to a modern audience. Sadly for me, I've never seen the whole thing on the stage ...

Bryn_Pearson 27.06.2002 · Read full review
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One of the best plays I've read

Advantages: Brilliant plot, interesting characters
Disadvantages: Quite short (128 pages)

A Streetcar Named Desire was written by playwright Tennessee Williams in 1947 and a year after release received a Pulitzer Prize. It is based in New Orleans, in the time when the French colonial rule and plantation owners began to fall. It highlights cult ...

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Conflict and Tension

Advantages: exciting play
Disadvantages: poor acting can spoil the story line

For those of you who know this play will understand that it is crawling with hidden meanings, symbolism and metaphors. I am studying this play at AS Level English Literature and am thoroughly enjoying it. The hidden depths, which are lyers thick, make ess ...

loz989 25.11.2003 · Read full review
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