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Iable sexual appetite and later descent into breakdown They may also for the first time uestion whether the character of Blanche was actually mad or whether her anxiousness was symptomatic of another disorderA Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most haunting and most studied modern plays Staggs' new book will fascinate fans and richen newcomers' understanding of its importance in American theater and movie history A history of Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire focused on the original 1947 Broadway production and the 1951 film both of which helped shoot Marlon Brando to stardom Hidden in the book are some interesting mostly gossipy tidbits but the book is written in a personal idiosyncratic style that while fun in the beginning wore me down by the halfway point It feels like the author is trying for the style that Ethan Mordden uses in his series of books on Broadway history but Mordden s books are a joy to read while this one became a bit of a chore like a long long Vanity Fair article that runs out of steam Most irritatingly he disses Jessica Tandy the original Blanche on stage even though he didn t see her in the role based on a televised excerpt she appeared in years later

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When Blanche Met Brando The Scandalous Story of A Streetcar Named Desire

Exhaustively researched Met Brando PDF #198 and almost flirtatiously opinionated W hen Blanche Met Brando is everything a fan needs to know about the ground breaking New York and London stage productions of Williams' Streetcar as well as the classic BrandoLeigh film Sam Staggs' interviews with all the living cast members of each production will enhance what's known about the play and movie and help make this book sa Such a huge disappointment My all time favorite piece of dramatic literature one of my favorite movies and the topic of my college thesis I have long loved A Streetcar Named Desire I was so excited to find this book a behind the scenes look at the original Broadway production its transfer to film and subseuent productions But in spite of amazingly interesting source material this book is a complete snooze And the writing is awful in a pretentious way The author actually gives opinions on performances he hasn t seen and second guesses the opinions of those who were in the audience Best example of the awful writing was this line regarding a production of Streetcar by a Deaf company Perhaps it s fair to say that American Sign Language is harder than Esperanto but easier than Hungarian The book is peppered with bizarre and arbitrary sentences like thatI m giving it two stars just because there are some really interesting bits of information here on one of the greatest plays of the 20th century

Review When Blanche Met Brando The Scandalous Story of A Streetcar Named Desire

Tisfying as both a pop culture read and as a deeper piece of thinking about a well known storyReaders will come away from this book delighted with the juicy behind the scenes stories about When Blanche eBook #231 cast director playwright and the various productions and will Blanche Met Brando The Scandalous eBook #231 also renew their curiosity about the connection between the role of Blanche and Viven Leigh's insat Great backstory on the play and movie a must read


10 thoughts on “When Blanche Met Brando The Scandalous Story of A Streetcar Named Desire

  1. says:

    For the most part this is a detailed and surprisingly witty history of Streetcar from its earliest beginnings in Tennessee Williams' imagination through its Broadway run and later its classic movie Every aspect of the production is covered including detailed biographical sketches for even the walk on parts I love the apocryphal story of the actor playing one of the asylum attendants in the final scene who describes the play as about a man w

  2. says:

    Such a huge disappointment My all time favorite piece of dramatic literature one of my favorite movies and the topic of my college thesis I have long loved A Streetcar Named Desire I was so excited to find this

  3. says:

    Wonderful history of A Streetcar Named Desire Does not gloss over the backstagebackscreen bitchiness involved in bringing this to stagescreen in all incarnations and in all years Interesting bits of trivia What hath Tennessee Williams wrought

  4. says:

    Great backstory on the play and movie a must read

  5. says:

    A Streetcar Named Desire is one of my favorite films hands down Also probably my favorite play I have seen the classic film countless times a

  6. says:

    Found this book very absorbingI have read a few books that go into depth regarding the making of filmsi have read others by this auth

  7. says:

    I so very much enjoyed Mr Staggs informative and amusing background story All About All About Eve that I delved right into When Blanche Met Brando The Scandalous Story of A Streetcar Named Desire After slogging through hundreds of pages I'm sorry I didThere is nothing new here every date of historical note regarding both the Broadway production and the film version of the play and there are a LOT of them are noted with

  8. says:

    There's a lot of impressive research behind Sam Staggs' history of Tennessee Williams' most famous play particularly as he deals wit

  9. says:

    A history of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire focused on the original 1947 Broadway production and the 1951 film both of which helped shoot Marlon Brando to stardom Hidden in the book are some interesting mostly gossipy tidbits but the book is written in a personal idiosyncratic style that while fun in the be

  10. says:

    Two and a half stars rounded up because of how much I love the source material A Streetcar Named Desire is one of my favorite plays so I was excited to finally read this book after owning it for so many years There are some great tidbits of information here and at times keen insight into the kind of man Tennessee Williams was but I couldn't stand the gossipy overly catty tone of the writing Honestly it ruined what cou

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