Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
A Sorry State of Affairs
am 8. Dezember 1999
Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire, is about three depressing characters named Blanche DuBois and Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Of the three, Blanche, who is Stella's sister, is the most pathetic. The story is about her losing her sanity. It's almost like she is standing on a ledge and balancing back and forth until she finally falls off. Blanche sets the tone for what will eventually happen. She says in Scene I, "I was so exhausted by all I'd been through, my nerves broke. I was on the verge of lunacy, almost!" By the end, she is not on the verge any longer. She goes over the edge. She hints at it before the doctor and nurse come to take her away. "I'll be buried at sea sewn up in a clean white sack and dropped overboard -- at noon -- in the blaze of summer -- and into an ocean as blue as my first lover's eyes."