“Although the play has this horrible toxic masculinity, the heart of it are hearts of women.”
Amber James provides a character analysis of Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and discusses her process for bringing the role to life in Chelsea Walker’s modern adaptation performed at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton in 2018.
James elaborates on her preparation for performance, detailing her research on modern-day New Orleans to get into the world of the play and the use of movement to develop the relationship between Stella and Stanley in rehearsal. She also highlights the key differences between Stella and Blanche and explores the difficulties they face as women in a toxic masculine environment.
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