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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Streetcar Named Desire

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Publisher Comments:

It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared--57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the '40s and '50s. Who better than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of ? Miller's rich perspective on Williams' singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of . This definitive new edition will also include Williams' essay "The World I Live In," and a brief chronology of the author's life.

Synopsis:

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play--reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller ( and ), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In."

Synopsis:

Miller's rich perspective on Williams's singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

About the Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811216029
Introduction:
Miller, Arthur
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Introduction by:
Miller, Arthur
Introduction:
Miller, Arthur
Author:
Williams, Tennessee
Author:
Miller, Arthur
Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.43 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play--reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller ( and ), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In."
"Synopsis" by , Miller's rich perspective on Williams's singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
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