Today, Chelsey and Sara discuss a melodramatic classroom staple: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. We relive our classroom experiences, investigate why this play is still taught, and dig into the iconic characters made famous by Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh in the 1951 film adaptation. Plus, as always, we offer six contemporary pairings that capture similar themes.
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- Luster by Raven Leilani (Amazon)
- Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (Amazon)
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (Amazon)
- Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (Amazon)
- Real Life by Brandon Taylor (Amazon)
- Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (Amazon)
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