A streetcar named Desire

by Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 812.5 WIL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD 812.5 WIL

Caedmon is proud to release this archival full-cast recording of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire on cd for the first time

Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment seeking refuge from a troubled past--but her ethereal spirit irks Stella's husband, the loutish Stanley Kowalski. Crudely, relentlessly, he unmasks the lies and delusions that sustain Blanche, until her frail hold on reality is shockingly severed.

This atmospheric recording of Tennessee Williams's powerful classic stars Rosemary Harris and James Farentino as Blanche and Stanley--roles they performed to acclaim in a smash revival at New York's Lincoln Center.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Williams's classic play begins with Blanche DuBois's arrival in New Orleans to stay with her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. The determinedly genteel Blanche is shocked by their lower-class lifestyle--and by Stanley's frequently aggressive behavior. As Blanche's secrets catch up with her, a seedy reality trumps her love for romance. Rosemary Harris embodies Blanche with all the flare, attitude and Southern drawl commonly associated with the cultural icon. The role of Stanley is so physical that his presence is diminished by the lack of a visual performance, but James Farentino's Stanley is excellent. The overall production quality is excellent with musical segues and sound effects that enhance without distracting the listeners. This recording captures the cast of the 1973 Broadway revival (which won Harris a Drama Desk award and Farentino a Theatre World award). (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Married people -- Drama.
Women teachers -- Drama.
Sisters -- Drama.
Widows -- Drama.
Rape -- Drama.
New Orleans (La.) -- Drama.
Domestic drama.
Publisher [New York] :Caedmon,2008
Contributors Harris, Rosemary, 1927-
Farentino, James, 1938-2012.
Rabb, Ellis, 1930-1998.
MacDonald, Catherine, 1940-
Bonfigli, Barbara.
Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center.
Caedmon (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by Rosemary Harris, James Farentino, and the full cast from the 1973 Lincoln Center Revival.
Other Contributors Directed by Ellis Rabb; music composed by Cathy MacDonald; lyrics by Barbara Bonfigli.
Language English
Notes Play.
Compact disc.
Description 2 audio discs (2 hr., 30 min.) : digital. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061714658
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