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Questions tagged [tennessee-williams]

Questions about the American playwright Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) or about any of his works, which include 'The Glass Menagerie' (1944), 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1955) and 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (1959).

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Is there anything positive about Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire?

Is there anything positive about the character of Stanley in the play A Streetcar Named Desire? I vaguely remembered that he supported Blanche to meet with that man... Is there anything more about ...
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What is the effect of the stage directions in scene 6 of The Glass Menagerie?

In Scene 6, page 50 line 27, there's the following stage direction: Low drums sound when the doorbell rings and Laura is required to open the door to let Jim and Tom in. What is the effect of this ...