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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams
Narrated by: Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald
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Summary

Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as "an absorbing, watershed revival," by The New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella, O’Hara takes a fresh and visceral look at the emotionally charged relationship between these two iconic sisters. Haunted by her past, Blanche seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley (Ariel Shafir) in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

Now available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.

©1947 Tennessee Williams (P)2020 2020 AO Media LLC

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Brilliantly performed

Excellent melodrama very well produced and performed. Knocks spots off the sanitized Hollywood productions. Well done

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Stellaaaa!

Excellent performance from all the voice actors. Wonderful story. Loved it, finished it in a single day.

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very good book

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which captivated the words from the book well done

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Powerful performance

It took me a little while to get into this version of this harrowing story of abuse. The acting was outstanding I felt like I was watching and in the characters heads. Brilliant 🤩

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Gritty and well performed

The writing and performances were so good I could feel the heat & smell the appartment!

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Powerful

Excellent production of the play. Soundscape fabulous and brilliant presentation by whole cast. Very enjoyable and powerful performance.

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A brilliant production of an old classic

A brilliant production of an old classic. I could picture every scene from the voices and background sounds. Great focus on the emotions of the female lead characters. Superb acting from all, but especially Blanche.

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Missing scenes

Scenes 5,6,7 and part of 8 are missing from the audio book which is annoying.

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Great play with good performances but very difficult to follow at times as audio only!

An interesting listen- plot/characters/performance are all strong. Rated 3 stars simply for the audible experience- it was difficult to follow when characters talked over each other and during the more intense scenes as it wasn’t clear who was there/what was happening. As an audible experience, the ending seems very abrupt and I imagine it would be difficult for someone visiting the play for the first time to work out what happened!

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Really good and insightful interpretation of the

timeless story. Prior to reviewing this, I had only seen the original film starring Marlon Brando. both are classics but I prefer this 👍

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