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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rebecca Brando Is Pleased With <i>Listen to Me Marlon</i>

Rebecca Brando Is Pleased With Listen to Me Marlon

More than a few people consider Marlon Brando (1924-2004) to be among the greatest actors of all time. His performances in classics like A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On The Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972) continue to inspire entire generations of actors to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Two Far Gone

Two Far Gone

“Tennessee Williams has outdone himself.” That's hard to fathom. Consider the sexual tension, violence, and outright denial of A Streetcar Named Desire. Consider the years of blatant family dysfunction and sexual repression operating on multiple levels in Cat on a…
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Culture, Stage "Period of Adjustment": Romantic Holiday Comedy Achieves Lyrical Poignancy

"Period of Adjustment": Romantic Holiday Comedy Achieves Lyrical Poignancy

Comedy is not what we associate with Tennessee Williams. Sure, there are funny lines in A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Glass Menagerie. But what we cherish is the poetry with which characters convey…
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"A Streetcar Named Desire": Theater Review

It's tempting to call this new production A Streetcar Named Desire's triumphant return to the stage. But, of course, Streetcar never really left. It's such a piece of Americana that even if you've never seen it, you know the tropes…
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