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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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A street car named desire tennessee williams

Written in 1947

AStreet Car Named DesireTennessee Williams


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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