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What's Left of Blanche DuBois

man in white hat
came in & smiled,
like Death on New
Orleans afternoon he
said (shall we?) and you
went with him.

life’s gone on a damn… 43 more words


Sometimes everything has to be destroyed

I think it was Picasso who said that creativity is first of all an act of destruction.

A year ago today, a play destroyed me. Or rather, since I went to see it ten times, and then lied so that the library would let me watch it on tape one more time–> A year ago today, the play that destroyed me held its final live performance. 126 more words


10 Evocative Southern Gothic Films

Southern Gothic cinema owes a lot to the great Tennessee Williams, whose stunning stage plays became evocative films. Works like A Streetcar Named Desire and… 1,324 more words


Review: A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic

Last week I took the two LDs to the cinema to see a broadcast of Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire, from the Young Vic. 686 more words


Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

‘Cat On a Hot Tin Roof’ is a fine example of one of the many powerhouse dramas of the 1950s. By the times of it’s release in 1958, the intense character examinations performed by Marlon Brando in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1951) and James Dean’s in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ (1955), had popularised the style. 576 more words


NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

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Blanche DuBois – arguably one of the greatest roles of modern theatre – returned to the London stage this summer in a critically acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. 290 more words