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Debbie Elliott explores the origin of the play. NPR; September 23, 2002

Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy took to the stage for the Broadway premier of A Streetcar Named Desire. We hear the two actors in an excerpt from the legendary 1947 production. NPR; December 3, 2005 

About the Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was born in Columbus, Mississippi. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955.
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