A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written bi Tennessee Williams that appent on Broadway on December 3, 1947.[1] The play dramatises the life o Blanche DuBois, a soothren belle wha, efter haein a series o personal losses, leaves her aristocratic backgrund seeking refuge wi her sister an brither-in-law in a dilapidatit New Orleans tenement.

A Streetcar Named Desire is Williams' maist popular play, is conseedered amang the finest plays o the 20th century, an is conseedered bi many tae be Williams' greatest wark.[1] It won the Pullitzer Prize for drama in 1948 and Williams wis addit tae the Theater Hall of Fame in 1979.[2] It aye ranks amang his maist performed plays, includin in 1949 London performance wi Vivien Leigh in the leid role,[3] an it haes inspired many adaptations in ither forms, notably producing a critically acclaimed film that wis released in 1951.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Williams, Tennessee (1995). A Streetcar Named Desire. Introduction and text. Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers.
  2. Johnston, Laurie (19 November 1979). "Theater Hall of Fame Enshrines 51 Artists". The New York Times (in Inglis). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  3. "Production of A Streetcar Named Desire | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  4. Production notes. December 3, 1947—December 17, 1949 IBDb.com

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (New York productions chronology) at the Internet Broadway Database