A Streetcar Named Desire
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Set against the steamy backdrop of the New Orleans old quarter in summer, A Streetcar Named Desire depicts the conflict between a fading Southern Belle from an old colonial family and the brash, tough, lower-class, city society her sister has married into.
Familiar Tennessee Williams themes are touched on: survival, death, sexual passion, madness and the haunting legacy of the past.
This edition contains notes and activities to enhance understanding and enjoyment of the play.
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