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“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies…”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 5, Scene 1

William Shakespeare

Having studied Tennessee William’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at AS Level, I was super excited to see… 1,027 more words


A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic, broadcast by National Theatre Live, 16 September

This was my first experience of attending a live theatre broadcast and I’m not sure I’ll bother with the real thing again. I didn’t have to participate in what was by all accounts a desperate scramble for a ticket, didn’t have to haul ass to That London to feel the benefit of the glittering West End and for the princely sum of £15 scored a front row seat (at a production where I assume if attended in person, ‘front row’ periodically turns into ‘obscured view’ – but more on that later). 1,410 more words

A Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire 4 stars but 5 for Gillian Anderson

I’ve seen the film. Years ago of course, but remember the brooding Brando and the annoying Blanche who comes to stay with her sister and him in the steamy South. 469 more words

Theatre Review

"Perhaps you saw these things because you needed to." Dana Scully in 'Revelations': Control, Science and Faith.

The aptly named ‘Revelations’ is a difficult episode. In any piece of science-fiction media, the idea of bring in a Christo-Juedo God is perhaps daunting, and often disastrous. 933 more words

Dana Scully

A Street Car Named Desire: Live From the Young Vic

I am no stranger to Tennessee Williams’ work. You don’t go through theatre school without reading at least two (in my case, Glass Menagerie and… 920 more words