Final Theatre Review

Final Theatre Review - Mayer 1 pAlex Mayer May 4th, 2008...

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Mayer 1 pAlex Mayer May 4 th , 2008 Theatre and Drama 120 Section 308 Review #5 A StreetCar Named Desire Review The production of A Streetcar Named Desire in UW Madison’s Mitchell Theater lacked the greatness usually revealed in this great American classic. As this was the third time I have seen this play, I was extremely disappointed by this poor performance. The actors, especially Stephanie Monday and David Wilson-Brown, meagerly revealed their characters inner conflicts, which are most essential to this play. Unlike the great film production with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, this production lacked the emotional and psychopathic traits writer Tennessee Williams intended to display in this tragic story. According to the Guide to Basic Elements of Theatrical Production ’s, “actors bring the characters to life, investing them with movement, voice, passion, intellect and desire.” 1 As the actors in this production failed to do so, the play lacked the fire usually associated with William’s acclaimed masterpiece. Blanche, played by Stephanie Monday, is usually a very remarkable character. In
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