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A Streetcar Named Desire

One of the most renowned plays of the 20th Century, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire follows a penniless, troubled former schoolteacher called Blanche DuBois who leaves her small town and moves in with her sister Stella and Stella's husband Stanley in New Orleans. The original 1947 Broadway production was vital in propelling the career of Marlon Brando and was one of New York's longest running shows. The play won the Pulitzer PrizeAmerican prizes for journalism, literature and music. Every year, 21 winners receive ,000 each. in 1948. It is a study of family loyalty, sibling rivalry and instability, all set in one of the US's most evocativeBringing images or feelings to mind. cities. The play has frequently been adapted for television and film, and a short prequel was made just two years ago.

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