“A Streetcar Named Desire” Follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a school teacher from Mississippi who, following a series of unfortunate events, finds herself broke and seeking a sheltered stay with her newly wed sister Stella in New Orleans. The story depicts life in the early 20th century following the war and shows it’s influences on society, both publically but more so privately.
Written by American play write, Tennessee Williams “A Streetcar Named Desire” has been written through realism. Focusing on the Kowalski household and following the family through their daily struggles.
Despite having been written in the early 20th century the language is both beautifully crafted and easy enough to understand. It is a wonderful play which is just as fantastic to read as it is to watch. Although it is a short play which I read in a matter of hours, you wont be able to put it down.
I had hoped to be able to say that ‘I loved’ every character but Williams has written the play in such an amazingly talented way that he has made it practically impossible. His characters are so realistic that they could essentially be anyone. There is nothing particularly special about any of the characters but that fact alone is what makes the play so special. Each character has their problems and their dark moments which keep you consistently gripped throughout and each character shows glimpses of someone or something you can recognise.
There isn’t much else to say about this wonderful play other than highly recommend you to read it … Seriously.
UK buyers can get this play for £6.99 on Amazon UK
US buyers can get this play for $8.35 on Amazon US