Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin interpret Blanche and Stanley in a very different way from Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in the original film. How and why are their interpretations different? How are the other characters different in this version?
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The opening of the play is crucial for many reasons; firstly, it has to engage the audience’s interest in the situation, the characters, the themes. How does this play do this?
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Tennessee William’s play is a classic of American theatre, but in order to appreciate its brilliance, it’s good to know a little of the background to the play. This is an interesting introduction to William’s life.