AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: A Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named DesireAuthor:  Tennessee Williams

Category:  Drama

Overview: The exploration of how passion can bring about destruction.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “Blanche, Stanley, and Stella — three of the most famous characters ever written for the stage.  This play is sad, but if you have ever “relied on the kindness of strangers,” don’t miss it.”

Ethan: “This play has everything dramatic: a scorned southern belle, feuding sisters, and infidelity to name a few. However, what makes the play so gripping, is the stark contrast of Blanche’s “refined” manners and Stanley’s brutish power that leads to an explosive relationship of sorts.”


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