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The Paper-Moon Love of Blanche Dubois: an Enigmatic Issue in a Streetcar Named Desire

Matthew Xiaofei Wei1* and Yuee Chen1

1School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

2School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: January 02, 2019;  Published Date: January 18, 2019


It is well known that A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) catapulted American playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) into his high reputation and has often been regarded as Williams’ greatest achievement and the finest plays of the 20th century. Dennis J. Reardon declares, “The search for the Great American Play can stop with A Streetcar Named Desire. It’s the genuine article”1. Megan Terry praises, “What I love best about the play is the poetry. Not the words, but the motion, the way the play moves, sweeps in and out of time and forward into our consciousness, emotionally, economically, and politically”2.

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