Definition of A Streetcar Named Desire from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


A Streetcar Named Desire

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a powerful play (1947) by the US writer Tennessee Williams which won the Pulitzer Prize. The main characters are a rough and aggressive man called Stanley Kowalski and his wife's delicate sister Blanche DuBois who is driven mad by Kowalski when she visits them in New Orleans. A film version (1951) directed by Elia Kazan, with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, won four Oscars.