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Introduction to A Streetcar Named Desire 1. Tennessee Williams was born in _____1911 ________________________ in _____ Columbus,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 _ watch 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. ___________Themes ________________. 7. 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
8. The play is appropriately set in _____________New Orleans, Louisiana._______________________. 9. Blanche Dubois, the aging southern belle, represents the

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