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Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
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Alan Ackerman

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Drama LectureMonday March 14 2011Tennessee Williams 19111983A Streetcar Named Desirebrechts works are concerned with explaing historical contextsGlass Menagery was his first famous play Williamshis plays represent clashing realities a lost world how do dreams shape the worldin the play every reality is shaped by certian forms of language rhetoric social formA Streetcar Named Desire there is actually a streetcar in New Orleans fostor a relationship between realism and expressionism in the playmethod acting encouraged actors to respond dramatically to the textthis play present us with 2characters who also represent 2 ideologies through 2 diff styles of acting represents 2 models of theatre method acting style kazam saw play as a classical tragedy the play forks around metaphors Williams begins his play with an epigraph reading is a sort of subject of the play itselfthe set design the exterior immediately sets us up for sense of tension of what is inside or outside on a street in New Orleans faded white stairs importance of music in this play lyrical environment multiplicity pluralistic reality the blue piano represents the spirit of life that goes on there blantchs and mitchs entrance is significant characters do r
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