A Streetcar Named Desire – Scenes 7 and 8

During today’s lesson, look over these slides and add to your own notes.

In particular, focus on the extreme cruelty Stanley shows Blanche – why does he go to such extremes?

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ reading

Hello folks,

In case I’m still off ill tomorrow, please use the period to read through this guide to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ – it’s really detailed and thorough, discussing everything from key themes to symbolism.

Bespreking Streetcar named Desire

Prelim results will be discussed when I’m back.

 

Revision Guides for Williams, Dickens and Gaskell

Here are the LitCharts for the drama and Dickens texts we’ve studied. These are a great starting point for your own revision and analysis, with lots of detail on themes, characterisation and key quotes. They’re also colour-coded, which means they look very pretty.

hard-times-LitChart

cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-LitChart

a-streetcar-named-desire-LitChart

Here’s also some online links to help with comparisons between Hard Times and North and South.

https://gaskellblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/dickens-hard-times-vs-gaskells-north-and-south-by-jane-greensmith/

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/dec/16/north-and-south-gaskell-review

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3506399?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405885522.pdf

 

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Context in Tennessee Williams

Below is the PowerPoint for studying the CONTEXT of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.

Cat_on_a_Hot_Tin_Roof_context

If you were off, try to use the research you complete for that task to help with this Literary Study question:

“Drama explores the local and the universal . . .”

 Discuss some of the principal means by which a playwright explores the “local and the universal” in any two plays.

Also, here’s something to watch when you get a chance, which will be helpful when trying to understand the context of Williams’ writing:

http://www.schooltube.com/video/30825d9050fb947c0d74/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-1

http://www.schooltube.com/video/75d9995cfc771ecb8682/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-2

http://www.schooltube.com/video/a18470ee365a50f5f9ab/Tennessee-Williams-Wounded-Genius-part-3

http://www.schooltube.com/video/70fdeed19cb009560bd5/Tennessee%20Williams%20-%20Wounded%20Genius%20part%204

http://www.schooltube.com/video/7ee530d18723dda018b7/Tennessee%20Williams%20-%20Wounded%20Genius%20part%205