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Useful books related to A Streetcar Named Desire.  Call into the Learning resources centre and ask a member of staff to show you where they are kept!

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A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
Call Number: 812.54WIL
ISBN: 0141190272
Copies of the play by Tennessee Williams available upstairs in the LRC

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American Drama 1900 - 1990 - Don Shiach
Call Number: 812.509
ISBN: 0521655919
Tips on how to approach the texts: critical approaches and a glossary of critical terms.

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The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams - Matthew Roudane
Call Number: 812.54WIL
ISBN: 052149883X
A collection of 14 essays covering Williams' works from the early apprenticeship years to his death.

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Modern American Drama 1945 - 2000 - C W E Bigsby
Call Number: 812.54
ISBN: 0521794102
Includes surveys of those major figures who have shaped postwar American drama and more recent works and performances.
Tennessee Williams - the theatricalizing self.

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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice Vol.1 - Realism and Naturalism - J L Styan
Call Number: 792.01
ISBN: 0521296285
A look at productions of works by various playwrights, including Tennessee Williams.

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Playwrights at Work - George Plimpton
Call Number: 822.9009
ISBN: 1860467830
20th-century playwrights talk about their craft (including Tennessee Williams). They all assert a belief in the power and necessity of theatre.

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Tennessee Williams - Roger Boxill, Bruce King, Adele King
Call Number: 812.54WIL
ISBN: 0333308859
A comprehensive look at Williams' work.


Journal Articles

E Magazine and The English Review are both  available from the Learning Resources Centre.  Ask a member of staff to show you where they are kept.

E Magazine, Issue 09, September 2000
Call Number: 820
Page 36 - Netwatch. Recommended internet sites on Tennessee Williams and related works.

E Magazine, Issue 14, December 01
Call Number: 820
Page 45 - Blanche's Story: exploring Streecar on stage and film.

E Magazine, Issue 37, September 07
Call Number: 820
Page 46 - 'Unease in the Big Easy'. Historical context and geography of the setting in New Orleans.

E Magazine, Issue 45, September 09
Call Number: 820
Page 10 - 'Lights, Music, Action!' Motifs and symbols in A Streetcar Named Desire.

The English Review, Vol.13, No.4, April 03
Call Number: 820
Page 10 - From Page to Performance - how the film "A Streetcar Named Desire" subtly altered the slant of the play by Tennessee Williams.

The English Review, Vol.15, No.3, February 05
Call Number: 820
Page 28 - Evasions and ambiguities in A Streetcar Named Desire. Looks at changes in 1951 screen version , which highlight its controversial nature both at the time and also today.

The English Review, Vol.16, No.2, November 05
Call Number: 820
Page 6 - A Streetcar Named Desire. Discusses the play's title and explores the significance of a related prop


Miscellaneous Items

A Streetcar Named Desire
Call Number: 812.54WIL
Adaptation directed by Elia Kazan (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire - VIDEO
Call Number: 812.54WIL
Video featuring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando.


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