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Introduction to A Streetcar Named Desire1.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 hierarchyd.the failure of lovee.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)