HAPPY 60TH ANNIVERSARY TO "STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"
As Blanche DuBois, Vivien Leigh gave an anguished, indelible performance that some critics believe reflected her own bipolar condition; she later had trouble distinguishing herself from the character. And Marlon Brando's sly portrayal of crude, sexy Stanley Kowalski made him the crown prince of his generation of actors and helped to redefine American film artistry.
For a non-mumbling version, take home the 1995 CBS Playhouse 90's version with Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Diane Lane.
Or better yet, drive over to the west side and see a dynamic and intimate live performance, now at Denver's own Germinal Stage through December 4.
In addition, you can read about lots of off-screen drama and gain a complete understanding of the work's influence on American drama and stage in the 2005 book When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Sam Staggs.
Here's New York Times movie critic AO Scott on Streetcar:>