Tennessee Williams saved my life.

—John Waters

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play — reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller and Williams’ essay The World I Live In

A Streetcar Named Desire

Theater by Tennessee Williams

It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared—A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story of the fading and desperate Blanche DuBois and how her sensuous and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, pushes her over the edge is now classic. Who better than Arthur Miller, America’s elder statesman of the theater (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, Broken Glass, Resurrection Blues), to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture when Williams’s singular style of poetic dialogue, violence, compassion, and dramatic sexuality was first encountered in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller’s rich perspective and lucid insights make this a unique and essential new edition. Included are Williams’s essay “The World I Live In” and a chronology of the author’s life and works.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2004)

ISBN
9780811216029
Price US
11.95
Price CN
15
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Ebook (published September 1, 2004)

ISBN
9780811220767
Price US
11.95

Tennessee Williams

America’s playwright

Tennessee Williams saved my life.

—John Waters

An essential human conflict in visual terms.

The New York Times

Lyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and memorable and funny.

—Francis Ford Coppola