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Introduction to A Streetcar Named Desire-notes sheet to go with PP (1).docx

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Introduction to A Streetcar Named Desire 1. Tennessee Williams was born in _______________1911______________ in ______________________________________colombus mississippi ________________. 2. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his plays ________________a streetcar named desire_______________________ and __________________cat on a hot tin roof__________________________________. 3. The Glass Menagerie opened in_________1944___________________ to _________________________rave reviews __________________. Critic Walter Kerr said about it: “We go to the theater month after month and become accustomed to plays that are ______________put together__________________. Then Mr. Williams returns and reminds us what it is to __________________________wach poetry in the process of finding itself__________________________________. 4. ____________a streetcar named desire _________________________________________ opened in ________1947____________. 5. The main characters are _________blanche dubois_______________________________ who is about 30 years old, her sister _____________________stella__________ who is about 25, and Stella’s husband ________________stanley kowalski__________________________. 6. The major themes of the play include: a. the destruction of society b.transition (changes) c.the old order (gentility/social hierarchy d.the failure of love e.the triumph of barbarism
7. The play is appropriately set in ________new orleans,louisiana ____________________________. 8. Blanche Dubois, the aging southern belle, represents the ____________old aristarchy (people of wealth and importance)

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