A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on December 3, 1947 starring none other Marlon Brandon as Stanley Kowalski and Jessica Tandy as Blanche Du Bois. Before  making it to could be seen at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.   Harold Clurman directed the cast while they were on tour, and when they hit Broadway changes needed to made as they always do and Elia Kazan took over.

Blanche Dubois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

As rough as these characters are because they go after their desires makes the story all the more maddening because they are so willing to hurt each other despite the fact that Stella cares for her sister Blanche so. Blanche looked at Stella’s husband and saw a beautiful man that she couldn’t resist.  There can only be trouble.If only there were ‘selfie’s then?

Trouble comes before the holidays. As we are decorating our homes and planning for parties. Our trouble can only be better trouble than that of Blanche, Stella and Stanley’s.

Cassandra

 

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8 responses to “A Streetcar Named Desire

  1. Wow, a lot of plays got their start in New Haven. Interesting!

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