As the title states, I am studying, Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, for those who haven't read the play, it deals with themes of sexuality, prostitution, mental illness, social norms in 1940s America, the 'old' south, the industrial north, escapism and the role of females during 1940s America. Does anyone have any recommendations for extended, contextual reading? It is surprisingly difficult to find context. Any advice is appreciated.
Studying A Streetcar Named Desire Looking For Extended Reading Watch
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- 12-01-2017 20:32
- 12-01-2017 20:33
Cat on a hot tin roof? Also there's a couple of Edgar Alan Poe references so you could lok at some of his poems?
- 24-01-2017 15:59
Anything that mentions The American Dream was a great help for me. This prezi presentation may help: https://prezi.com/nzcu-j-h7nrs/a-str...it-in-context/
Mostly I looked up how women were treated unfairly in the 40's, how mental illnesses were viewed at that time. I'm pretty sure Tennesse Williams' sister had a lobotomy, so that's a bit of context. I think Blanche's character was based on his sister.Last edited by georgia.roberts; 24-01-2017 at 16:03.