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A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)

Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Stanley Kowalski
... Blanche DuBois
... Mitch Mitchell
... Stella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Steve (as Fred Coffin)
... Pablo
... The Doctor (as Jerry Harden)
Patricia Herd ... The Matron
... Collector (as Matt Keesler)
... The Neighbor
... Eunice
Carmen Zapata ... Flower Seller
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Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. Suspicious, Stanley points out that "under Louisiana's Napoleonic code what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband." Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, is as territorial as a panther. He tells Blanche he doesn't like to be swindled and demands to see the bill of sale. This encounter defines Stanley and Blanche's relationship. They are opposing camps and Stella is... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Passion and desire ignite in a smoldering new production of an American classic. As shocking today as it ever was.

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29 October 1995 (USA)  »

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1948. See more »

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Blanche: They told me to take a streetcar named 'Desire',transfer to one called 'Cemetery',ride six blocks and get off,at Elysian Fields
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Version of Omnibus: Advice to Bathers (1955) See more »

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An appalling vulnerability
4 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Still reeling from this one several hours later. What a true and deep and affecting performance from Jessica Lange plus the usual intelligent and imaginative choices from Alec Baldwin. I've seen a few productions of this, plus the Brando movie. I have never before been left with such depth of feeling for ALL of those characters trying to find their feet again in the conflicts and complexities of that post World War 2 society.


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