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

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Macmillan, 2005 - 394 páginas
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Exhaustively researched and almost flirtatiously opinionated, When 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 Brando/Leigh 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 satisfying as both a pop culture read and as a deeper piece of thinking about a well-known story.
Readers will come away from this book delighted with the juicy behind-the-scenes stories about cast, director, playwright and the various productions and will also renew their curiosity about the connection between the role of Blanche and Viven Leigh's insatiable sexual appetite and later descent into breakdown. They may also-for the first time-question whether the character of Blanche was actually "mad" or whether her anxiousness was symptomatic of another disorder.
"A 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.

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WHEN BLANCHE MET BRANDO: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Opinionated, revealing, constantly entertaining account of the birth and growth of Tennessee Williams's most famous play.In the form we now know it, A Streetcar Named Desire, suggests Staggs (Close Up ... Leer reseña completa

When Blanche met Brando: the scandalous story of "A streetcar named Desire"

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For those who love behind-the-scenes action with all the trimmings, this extensive account of everything Streetcar --from the play's several stage productions to the filming of the black-and-white ... Leer reseña completa

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Sam Staggs is the author of All About All About Eve and Close-Up On Sunset Boulevard. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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