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A Streetcar Named Desire   |   Title   |   Tennessee Williams

A butterfly in front of a lightbulb

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First performed in 1947, Tennessee William’s Pulitzer-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire grapples with the tension between reality and what things seem to be, through the lens of two tragic figures: Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

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Discover video and written resources to help you teach A Streetcar Named Desire, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from practitioners.

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Discover, Explore, Assess Pack

Access a bumper pack of activities filled with engaging practical activities to support your teaching of A Streetcar Named Desire, including ready-made assessment strategies, quizzes, relationship maps and summative tests.

Practical Workshop Guide: A Streetcar Named Desire

Deepen your students’ understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance with this practical workshop guide.

Kelly Gough on Playing Blanche

Kelly Gough, who played the role of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Nuffield Theatre, considers how updating the play for a contemporary audience forces us to question the issues in today’s society surrounding gender equality.

Director's Notebook: A Streetcar Named Desire

Take a look at director Chelsea Walker’s personal process of interpreting A Streetcar Named Desire for her modern adaptation performed at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton in 2018.

Chelsea Walker on Directing

In this interview, Chelsea Walker provides an in-depth analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire, and reveals her intentions for staging the play in 2018.

Amber James on Playing Stella

Actress Amber James provides a character analysis of Stella, and discusses her process for bringing the role to life in Chelsea Walker’s production at the Nuffield Theatre.

A Concise Introduction to Tennessee Williams

Discover more about the history and methods of Tennessee Williams in this concise introduction to the playwright from Ed Madden.

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