Streetcar Journal

Streetcar Journal - Chris Pasquariello Andrea Leslie Drama...

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Andrea Leslie Drama 1051-40 11 March 2010 The setting of “A Streetcar Named Desire” is New Orleans during the late forties. The ornate balconies, found throughout the movie, are a famous part of New Orleans history. The winding staircases with iron hand railings are historical and unique to southern architecture. After Stella’s fight with Stanley, the balcony and stairs play a part in separating the rough and busy surrounding below to the safe haven of Eunice’s apartment. The police cars also identify the setting to be the late 1940’s. The background music is blues which one of the key elements of New Orleans, even today. The streetcar that delivered Blanche to New Orleans is unique to only a few cities, New Orleans being one of them. The scenery is very simple in the inside of the homes which suggest the characters are of limited means. Blanche notices the difference in amenities almost immediately upon arrival and feels compelled to go out and buy a decorative lamp cover for the naked bulb. Stanley and Stella both are too simple to realize the
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course LIT 1051 taught by Professor Leslie during the Winter '10 term at Cincinnati State.

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