A Streetcar Named Desire Free Audiobook Download by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is a play about the hardships of people in America struggling to make it in a world that does not care for them. Set in New Orleans, the story revolves around Blanche DuBois and her former sister-in-law Stella Kowalski. Blanche is an older woman who comes back to New Orleans to live with her sister after being abandoned by her current husband. While they are staying at Stella's house, they are visited by Stanley Kowalski, who begins to abuse his wife physically and verbally. The play discusses how these characters have been wronged by society and how they use each other as a means of escape from their pain.

Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire" is a play that has been performed on Broadway since 1947 and has made a huge impact on American theater, film and fiction. Its characters, such as Blanche DuBois, Stanley Kowalski and Stella are timelessly embedded in American culture. Now you can listen to this great classic through audiobook download by Theatre Lincoln Center narrated by Michael Zaslow.

It's the end of an era for the legendary New York theater company, which is in danger of being bought out by a conglomerate. All this happens while Blanche DuBois' sister Stella and her two daughters are living with Blanche in her almost dilapidated apartment. As Blanche spends as much time as she can with her children, she recounts memories of when they were all young together and what led to their estrangement.

Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire was first published in 1947, and since then it has been one of the most widely read and analyzed plays. It takes place in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century, where an iconic figure struggles to cope with a new world as old customs are swept away.

The play tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a socialite who has lost her wealthy sister and cousins and inherited their estate. She is now living with her sister's husband, Stanley Kowalski, an angry and violent man who refuses to allow her to leave the house.

This is a great audiobook for anyone who wants to learn about the time period in which Tennessee Williams work was written. The narration by one of the greatest actors of our time paints a perfect portrait of the southern region and its culture in the early 1900s.

Published Date 2009-01-06
Duration 2 hours 16 minutes
Author Tennessee Williams
Narrated Theater Lincoln Center
(360 Reviews)
Abridged Yes
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Drama
Parent Category Audio Theatre

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