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Tennessee Williams Profile
A short biography of Tennessee Williams, and a link to a brief description of the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.
This website provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of the plot, themes and characters in A Streetcar named Desire.
This website provides contextual information, as well as analysis of the major themes and symbols in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Study guide for A Streetcar Named Desire, including information on the playwright, characters, plot summary, and suggested activities to extend your understanding of the text as a theatre production.
Poetry Foundation Overview
A comprehensive overview of the life and work of Tennessee Williams, with links to some of the writer’s poetry.
A quality online study guide for A Streetcar Named Desire, including a structural analysis of themes and characters, as well as providing a contextual overview.
New Orleans Context Material
A brief history of the Desire streetcar line in New Orleans, from which the play takes its name.
Photographs of the French Quarter in New Orleans from the 1940s.
Photographs and historical details of New Orleans in the 1940s.
American Theatre Wing seminar: interpreting Tennessee Williams
Ella Fitzgerald: It's only a Paper Moon