A Streetcar Named Desire

Written byTennessee Williams

Published in

About "A Streetcar Named Desire"

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In.”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’ A Streetcar Named Desire 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. Streetcar 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.


Genres
  • Plays
  • Classics
  • Drama
  • Fiction
  • School
  • Theatre
  • American
  • Literature
  • Read For School
  • High School
awards
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1948)
  • New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play (1948)
ISBN9780822210894pages107publisherDramatists Play Serviceseriessettings
  • New Orlean
  • ouisiana (United States)
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