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Film title: National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
Language: English
Plot: Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. Suspicious, Stanley points out that "under Louisiana's Napoleonic code what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband." Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, is as territorial as a panther. He tells Blanche he doesn't like to be swindled and demands to see the bill of sale. This encounter defines Stanley and Blanche's relationship. They are opposing camps and S

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National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
as Blanche DuBois
Clare Burt
as Eunice Hubbell
Lachele Carl
as Mexican Woman
Branwell Donaghey
as Steve Hubbell
Otto Farrant
as Young Collector
Ben Foster
as Stanley Kowalski
Nicholas Gecks
as Doctor
Troy Glasgow
as Pablo Gonzales
Corey Johnson
as Harold Mitchell
Vanessa Kirby
as Stella Kowalski
Claire Prempeh
as Woman