The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 15, 1947

A Streetcar Named Desire (by Tennessee Williams; produced by Irene Selznick) goes off the track now & then—which is a small price to pay for its staying off the beaten track entirely. It is a fresh, vivid drama, revealing that the author of The Glass Menagerie is not only much more of a poet than most of his fellow playwrights, but much more of a realist as well.

A Streetcar Named Desire* shows a Southern neurotic on the last lap of a downhill journey. Massed behind Blanche Du Bois are the genteel decay of...

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