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IB Theatre: "A Streetcar Named Desire"

General Resources

Modern Play

Tennessee Wiliams and his works

Play analysis

"A Streetcar Named Desire" AND "Stanley"

Introductory resources - themes

Online study note is a good way to start understanding the play. However, Without author name, date of publication, it is tricky to cite it in your essay. Be wise in using the key ideas from the note and do further research in databases. Academic articles are what you are expected to cite.

Use this:



Suggested theme to Search

Illusion and reality


Passon, sex and death


Desire and fate


Tip: Think about the imagerysymbolism, foreshadowing or allegory in Streetcar.