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Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 and started writing aged forteen as a means of "escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable". He spent the Depression years working in a shoe factory, before eventually getting his plays professionally produced in the 1940s, starting with The Glass Menagerie which won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. In 1947 A Streetcar Named Desire opened in New York and ran for 885 performances. Williams died in 1983.
A revised student edition of the classic American text, with a chronology of the playwright's life and work, and introduction to the background of the play and a discussion of the various interpretations. *Also appeared in Nov/Dec Buyer's Notes*