A Streetcar Named Desire Essay | A Streetcar Named Desire - a Short Textual Analysis

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A Streetcar Named Desire - a Short Textual Analysis

Summary: Provides a short textual analysis of Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Describes how Williams allows actors and the director to decide on much of the stage direction, allowing for artistic interpretation. Analyzes main characters from the play.
In "A Streetcar Named Desire", Tennessee Williams leaves a large amount of stage direction to the actor and the director. The choices in the performance made by the latter can neither be right nor wrong, as there are so many options open for artistic interpretation. The extract from Scene three is no exception and within the dialogue there are numerous suggestions for explanation of characters, music, setting and forewarning for the audience.

"The game is still going on" (page 144). The opening quote of this extract is key in foreshadowing the events of the poker night scene. It refers not only to the game Blanche plays with Stanley by belittling and flirting with him but also makes reference to Scene two ..."Lay...her cards on the table" (page.137) which Stanley says in reference to what a women would have to do to...

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