A Streetcar Named Desire
CAEDMON IS PROUD TO RELEASE THIS ARCHIVAL FULL-CAST RECORDING OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS'S A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME
Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment seeking refuge from a troubled past but her ethreal spirit irks Stella's husband, the loutish Stanley Kowalski. Crudely, relentlessly, he unmasks the lies and delusions t...more
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And then there's the merry-go-round of the group dynamic. Strewth.(less)
With two women and one hot-tempered, suspicious man in a dinky one bedroom flat, trouble starts brewing at the onset and never le...more
Tragic, raw, and suffused with striking imagery and symbolism, this play is a must-read and now one that I must also see. Williams does a tremendous job of evoking the atmosphere of New Orleans during the 1940's – the music, the heat, the people. The prose is lyrical and truly astonishing at times. I felt as if I were a participant in each and every scene.
"The sky that shows around the dim white building is a peculiarly tender blue, almost a turquoise, which invests the scene with a kin ...more
So while it's natural to imagine this would be an awesome play (which I can't wait to see some day), the experience of reading it isn't, or at least for me it wasn't. Seems like this was clearly written to be performed not read, like most plays are...
Blanche is clearly delusional. She has convinced herself of a life that doesn’t really exist. This is like her body armour, a shell she uses to protect herself. She pretends to be a member of a higher class in which her life is perfectly fine, but it’s not. Nobody else is aware of t ...more
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What a deliciously depressive way to commence my 2016 reading year! After hearing and reading about A Streetcar Named Desire (*glares at Losing It*, seriously authors please stop putting massive spoilers for classic works in your books. PLEASE?! I didn’t get spoiled mind because I already knew, but still!)for many a year I have finally sat down and read it. And what I have to say is this: what the ...more
استلا:اما بالاخره یک چیزهائی هست که در تاریکی بین زن و مرد اتفاق می افته ،بطوری که هرچیز دیگه رو بی اهمیت میکنه
بلانش:این که داری میگی هوس وحشی و پستی است.فقط هوس؛
اسم همون اتوبوس پر سروصدائی که مرتبا از این خیابون به اون خیابون میره
بعضی کتابها شاهکارند
چون با تمام کردن و بستن کتاب ،هنوز در ذهنت ورق میخورند
نه اینکه کتاب به سبک سیال ذهن و غیر خطی باشد بلکه در طول کتاب، افکارت دائما در حال تغییر بوده اند
بعد خواندن نمایشنامه، فیلمش را ...more
On arrival Blanche, played b ...more
Υπάρχει και μεταφορά στον κινηματογράφο με πρωταγωνιστή τον Marlon Brando. Σίγουρα θα έχει ενδιαφέρον
I liked this play because the characters seemed like real, flawed people. Granted, Blanche was a little over-the-top sometimes, but I imagine all southern-belle types are a little over-the-top from time to time.
Blanche was an easily identifiable character... someone who deeply regrets a thoughtless act ...more
Stanley, Stella and Blanche come alive on the pages as Blanche drops in at her sister's home creating a simmering stew of growing emotion. The heat of a Southern summer is reflected by all that happens in the two bedroom apartment as s ...more
Blanche DuBois comes to stay at the home of her sister Stella, and her husband Stanley Kowalski in a poor area of New Orleans. Blanche has lost both her job and the family home of Belle Reve. There is a family curse where "our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchan ...more
عنوان: اتوبوسی به نام هوس؛ نویسنده: تنسی ویلیامز؛ مترجم: مرجان بخت مینو؛ تهران، مینو، 1381؛ در 159 ص؛ شابک: 9649056386؛
از این کتاب الیا کازان فیلمی با بازی ویوین لی و مارلون براندو ساخته است که در سال 1951 به نمایش درآمده
بلانش دی بویس (ویوین لی) دردسرهایی داشته، او پس از اخراج از مدرسه ای که در آن تدریس میکرده، برای دیدار خواهرش استلا (کیم هانتر) و شوهر خواهرش استنلی کووالسکی (مارلون براندو) میرود. استنلی که یک قمارباز است و از بدو ورود بلانش سر ناسا ...more
I find nothing redeeming in the character of Stanley, ...more
That was the wrong impression. This play is dark.
I love the mix of realism and poetry here. Stanley is almost ...more
Blanche tries to leave behind the life she has found herself in and clings to the life she once enjoyed. Stella, her younger sister has married a man for love. St ...more
I had read A Streetcar Named Desire once before, but never really caught on at how so much is working underneath the surface of the dialogue. In many estimations, Blanche is a character deeply rooted in pathos and tragedy. Her vision of what the world should be, as opposed to what it truly is, is at the center of her u ...more
I actually read the introduction to this book, which is written by Arthur Miller. I tend to skip them a lot if not written by the author or if I'm not interested in the co ...more
You are probably familiar with the story, since most people have heard of the iconic Marlon Brando movie, A Streetcar Named Desire . Blanche is the tragic symbol of a world falling apart. Coming from a wealthy and aristocratic background which inculcated her with the notion that one should alway ...more
2 December 2014
My previous review of this play (which for some reason I have decided to keep) was probably a little to harsh, particularly since I wrote it from memory as opposed to writing it with the play fresh in my mind. Having now finished reading this play for a third time I have been forced to lower its rating even further. Personally, despite wanting to, I cannot feel that I can give it any more that I have given it because I find this play to b ...more
“Physical beauty is passing - a transitory possession - but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart - I have all these things - aren't taken away but grow! Increase with the years!”
“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.”
? Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
The Story was sim ...more
and then transfer to one called Cemeteries
and ride six blocks and get off at-Elysian Fields!"
Well, with this kind of a beginning reeking of Greek tragedy, what can go wrong ?!
this book basically showcases the myriad range of problems that were, are, will be in the foreseeable future deemed way-of-life but are so entirely, ...more
This book would never be one of the books that I would've chosen for myself. I read this book for my
AS exam. I actually loved it but I hated some characters in it.
After studying this book, I got to love it and appreciate it more.
Tennessee didn't only talk about random characters .. He talked about different classes, old money, working class and peoples point of you of them all.
Let me say I am a sucker for Happy ending .. and really hated the ending with all my heart. It left me hear ...more
At the moment I seem to be going through my work's book cupboard, snapping up as much as possible. I view teaching drama texts as a weak point of mine, as I have not read many plays, so this is my third play of the school year, and I have to say this has been my favourite so far.
The characters were so vivid and real that they were practically jumping out the page at me. Every character I felt was flawed in some way, yet it didn ...more
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