Blanche tells Stella that she lost Belle Reve, their ancestral home, following the death of all their remaining relatives. She also mentions that she has been given a leave of absence from her teaching position because of her bad nerves. It is clear that Stella was happy to leave behind her the social pretensions of her background in exchange for the sexual gratification she gets from her husband; she even is pregnant with his baby. Stanley immediately distrusts Blanche to the extent that he suspects her of having cheated Stella out of her share of the family inheritance.
Finally, the Streetcar Named Desire script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Marlon Brando movie based on the Tennessee Williams play. Why, they told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to a one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields!
Madame, honey, you lost? This here is Elysian Fields. You noticed that bowling alley up the street? Did you find my place? Stella, what are you doing in a place like that?
Never, never, never in my worst dreams could I picture-only Poe! Edger Allen Poe could do justice to it. What are you doing in that horrible place?
Oh, What I am saying? I meant to be nice about it and say- oh, what convenient location and such Precious Lamb! Open your pretty mouth and talk. Come and see my Stanley first. But just say hello. Oh, which is he? Which one-which one is he?
Would you like a cold drink? What a lovely inspiration! Oh, not with my nerves tonight! A scotch for me, please. I was on the verge of-lunacy, almost!
Grave is the high school superintendent.
Thank you He suggested I take a leave of absence. Oh, this buzzes right through me and feels so good!
Would you like another! God love you for a liar! Daylight never exposed so total a ruin! You just have to watch around the hips a little. I want you to look at my figure. What is it, hon?
Does it feel all right? Stanley is Polish, you know. He had those on when you met him? Such as his civilian background!
How did he take it when you said I was coming? I stay and struggled! You come to New Orleans and looked out for yourself. I stayed at Belle Reve and tried to hold it together! But you are the one that abandoned Belle Reve, not I!
But how did it go? I, I, I took the blows in my face and my body! All of those deaths!A short summary of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.
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In the play A Street Car Named Desire, Tennessee Williams displays the idea of the American dream within his characters. The American dream is the idea that any man or woman, who works hard for a living, will have a good life. A Streetcar Named Desire is a American drama film, adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.
It tells the story of a southern belle, Blanche DuBois, who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans tenement. Streetcar Named Desire Script taken from a transcript of the screenplay and/or the Marlon Brando Tennessee Williams movie.
A Streetcar Named Desire is a play by Tennessee Williams which has been adapted into theatrical and television movies (the most famous starring Marlon Brando in ) as well as an opera by André Previn.
The play opened on Broadway in , and has had many successful revivals. References The.