Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Streetcar Named Desire

The famous scene from a 1947 play written by Tennessee Williams shows Stanley, symbol of virility and manhood, kneeling exposed and half-naked on the pavement and desperately crying his Wife's name... how difficult it is - the actor must be both sexy and terrifying, strong and helpless... he must attract Stella,  pull Her towards him, pull Her down the stairs, down to his level... He is not submissive and She is not dominant and yet, he is on his knees, desperately alone, guilty, powerless, kneeling under the stairs and begging Her, begging for Her love, for Her...

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