Prof. Sarah Jones
17 Oct. 2014
The Influences of Blanche and Stanley
Once after reading and watching "A Streetcar Named Desire", and then going through the historical context of the play was very interesting. It has made me feel like a detective in a way. Picking through and finding curtain details that make the play even more magnificent. It makes sense after reading about the fable, the language of life, the acting power of it all, the music and all the roles that made this play superior and how it all makes this play one of a kind. I'm going to talk about each one of those concepts more in depth and how the different behaviors that drove these characters from their cultural backgrounds.
I found the historical artifacts super interesting and what made this play "A Streetcar Named Desire" so magnificent.
"Theater: Masterpiece" says it all, it talks about the fable, the language of life, the acting power of it all, music and all the roles that made this play superior, one of its own kind. Something that we mentioned in class that really stood out to me was when we brought up Stella's character in the live performance and how she acted passive. As I was reading the context on the "Theater: Masterpiece" the paragraph that talks about forgotten roles really stood out to me. In the paragraph it talks about Stella's role as a character as kind of forgotten. So after reading that and as it goes on about Stella that purposely she wasn't supposed to be an important aspect of the play or what the authors were trying to get us to focus on.
Looking at Blanche's character in "The Streetcar Named Desire", there are many stereotypes...