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Written in 1947. A Street Car Named Desire Tennessee Williams. DO NOW. ANTICIPATION GUIDE Be prepared to discuss your answers. New Orleans. A Street Car. Setting. New Orleans in the in the 1940s, after WWII

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do now
DO NOW
  • ANTICIPATION GUIDE
  • Be prepared to discuss your answers
setting
Setting
  • New Orleans in the in the 1940s, after WWII
  • The French Quarter (also known as the Vieux Carre) is the downtown area of New Orleans.
  • It is known for its rowdy nightlife: bars, hotels, restaurants, jazz music, brothels, Mardi Gras, etc.
elysian fields
Elysian Fields
  • Elysian Fields were the final resting place of the blessed chosen by the gods; Part of the Greek underworld.
music
Music
  • What kind of emotion does heavy metal bring to mind?
  • How about Mozart?
  • Country?
  • Emo?
  • Think back to the lyrics you brought in. What emotions do they provoke?
blue piano vs varsouviana
“Blue Piano” vs. Varsouviana
  • The Blue Piano
  • Varsouviana Polka Critical Thinking:
        • Discover when in the play these 2 different pieces of music appear
        • What feelings or emotions do they evoke in the characters?
        • What memories are triggered at hearing it?
        • What events/actions occur when each piece is playing?
closure
CLOSURE

Think-Pair-Share

  • Based on the ideas discussed during today’s class, predict about what you think A Streetcar Named Desire will be.
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