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Williams, Tennessee
A Streetcar Named Desire
New York: New Directions, 1947. Hard Cover. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Publisher's lavender paper-covered boards designed by Alan Lustig, lettered in black and white with an abstract illustration of three figures dancing; in the original matching dust jacket. A near fine book with offsetting to the front endpaper and pastedown, former owner bookplate to front pastedown; in an unclipped jacket with very slight wear to the spine ends, small tear to the front panel, spine and upper rear panel faded. Overall, a much brighter copy than usual. A Streetcar Named Desire is the Pulitzer Prize winning play about the mental breakdown of the charming, yet troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who runs away from her past by traveling to visit her sister Stella on a streetcar named "Desire." Despite its shockingly gritty language and somewhat controversial subject matter, A Streetcar Named Desire was a critical and commercial success. The play was first produced on Broadway on December 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Jessica Tandy, and Karl Malden. In 1951, A Streetcar Named Desire was adapted into a film, also directed by Kazan and starring Brando, Hunter, and Malden along with Vivien Leigh. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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