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She tells him of her young husband's tendency toward homosexuality, her discovery of his secret, and his ultimate suicide. They open up to one another saying how they both need somebody and that they would be good for each other. Stanley continues to search for evidence on Blanche's blemished past, finding people who knew her in Laurel, the town where she lived and taught English.
She lived at a second-rate hotel called the Flamingo, sharing company with many men. She was involved with a seventeen-year-old boy at her school, which is the reason for her sudden departure. She was also evicted from the hotel, because her personal life was too seedy even for them. Stanley tells Mitch these stories and Mitch stands Blanche up at her birthday dinner. Stanley presents her with the present of a bus ticket out of New Orleans on Tuesday, and erupts at the table, breaking plates and glasses and scaring both Stella and Blanche even more.
Mitch arrives later to talk to the drunk Blanche. She attempts to cover up her drunken state and keep him in her life. They fight and he tells her he wants to sleep with her, but she responds that she will only if they were married. He tells her she is not clean enough for him and leaves.
Blanche believes that she is to leave New Orleans to go on a Caribbean cruise with one of her old beaux, Shep Huntleigh. Stanley laughs at her, but tries to make amends because his wife is having a baby. They fight and Blanche tries to stab him with a broken bottle top. She admits to her sketchy past and he shows his bad temper.
Weeks later, Stella has the baby and Stanley hosts another poker game. Blanche believes that she is going on a vacation in the country with Shep. Instead, a doctor and nurse arrive at the door to have her committed. She screams and tries to stay with Stella. Nothin g short of a demolition bomb seemed to bother my neighbors. Wmdows were left open and a rainstorm flooded the suite. You cannot arbitra rily say to yourself.
I lost all interest in it. Once you know this 18 true. While 1 was resting the hospital the friends whom 1 had neglected or affronted m one way or anothe r began to call on me and now that 1 was in pain and darkness. Success happen ed to me. I settled for a while at Chapa la to work on a play called "lbe Poker Night. But the maid always put it straigh t and the patienc e of the manag ement was inexhaustible.
The eye is still in my head. Tomor row mornin g when I look at the green satin sofa I will fall in love with it. I lived on room-service. I suspected them of hypocrisy. Mwhich later becam e "A Streetc ar Named Desire. It is only tempor arily that the green satin looks like slime on stagnan t water. My pUblic self. But once you fully apP! A well of cyniCism rose in me.
I choked on the words and turned rudely away from the usually sincere person. Conversations all sounde d like they had been recorded years ago and were being played back on a turntable. Sometime between the momen t when I ordere d dinner over the 'phone and when it was rolled into my Iiviog room like a corpse on a rubber-wheeled table.
Cigarette burns appear ed on the polished surfaces of the furniture. Of course all this was the more trivial aspect of a spiritual dislocation that began to manife st itself in far more disturbing ways. Perhaps to get an honest answer you will have to give him a shot of truth-serum hut the word he will finally groan i. Security is a kind of death. It is slipping away while I write this and while you read it.
You know. I think.
It was performed with intermissions after Scene Four and Scene Six. It was directed by Elia Kazan. Ask anyone who has experienced the kind of success I am talking about-What good i. Then what is good? The obsessive interest in human affairs. The action of the play takes place in the spring. William Saroyan wrote a great play on this theme. Stanley Kowalski and Mitch.
Two women. They stop at the foot of the steps. The section is poor but. Stanley carries his bowling lacket and a redoStained package from a butcher's. This "Blue Piano" expresses the spirit of the life which goes on here. Above the music of the "Blue Piano" the. The white woman is Eunice.
This building contains two flats. They are about twenty-eight or thirty years old. The houses are mostly white frame. The sky that shows around the dim white building 'is a peculiarly tender blue.
You can aimost feel the warm breath of the brown river beyond the river warehouses with their faint redolences of bananas and coffee. You don't have to look no further. Catch whatl [She continues to lough. Blanche comes around the corner. You hush. What's the matter. Be over SOOn. I mean-Mrs. How are you? I'm all right. She cries out in protest but manages to catch it. SteUa goes out.
Her delicate beauty must avoid a strong light. Her appearance is Incongruous to this setting. Stella DuBois. She looks at a slip of paper. This here is Elysian Fields. That's the party. Six thirty-two. Stanley Kowalski. Tell Steve to get him a poor boy's sandwich 'cause nothing's left here. What was that package he th'ew at 'er? What number you lookin' for? I'm looking for my sister. Are you lost? They told me to take a street-car named Desire. Can I come watch? At Elysian Fields?
Come on. She is about five years older than Stella. There is something about her uncertain manner. Where are you going? Bowlingl That's where you are now. They mustn't have--understood-what number I wanted. She is daintily dressed in a white suit With a fluffy bodice.
Her husband and his companion have already started back around the corner. Don't holler at me like that. How could I-do that? Belle Reve? We own this place so I can let you in. Por nada.
The one first entered is primarily a kitchen but contains a folding bed to be used by Blanche. Well that's where she's at. She wasn't expecting you? And you're from Mississippi. Blanche slowly follows her into the downstairs flat. She's got the downstairs here and I got the up. A great big place with white columns. I think so. The surrounding areas dim out as the interior is lighted. A light goes on behiml the blind. I'll go tell her you come.
So you're Stella's sister? It's sort of messed up right now but when it's clean it's real sweet.
You welcome. A place like that must be awful hard to keep up. You noticed that bowling aIley around the comer? Is it? I'm-not sure I did.
If you will excuse me: Blanchel [For a momen t they stare at each other. Then Blanche springs up and runs to her with a wild cry. I'll drop by the bowling alley an' hustle her up.
I wonder? No coke. I didn't mean to be rude. Why don't you set down? What I meant was I'd like to be left alone. Maybe a coke's in the iceboL Look'n see. Stella for Starl [She begins to speak with feverish vivacity as if she feared for either of them to stop and think. He loves it. You sit down. Open your pretty mouth and talk while I look around for some Iiquorl I know you must have some liquor on the place! Where could it be.
Just water. I meant to be nice about it and say -Qh. A cat screeches. What are you doing in a place like this? She pours a half tumbler of whiske y and tosses it down.
She carefully replaces the bottle and washes out the tumbler at the sink. You haven't given me 11 chance to. She springs up and crosses to it. I'm not going to be hypocritical. Stella for Star! I didn't mean to say that. Suddenly she notices something in a half-opened closet. I spy.
She catches her breath with a startled gesture. After a while the blind look goes out of her eyes and she begins to look slowly around. Then she resumes her seat in front of the table. They catch each other in a spasmodic embrace. Tum that offl I won't be looked at in this merciless glare! But don't you look at me. The bottle nearly slips from her grasp. I don't know what we've got to mix with. I spy! Won't you have another? I was so exhausted by all I'd been through my-nerves broke.
You look just fine.. Why didn't you tell me. Aren't you being a little intense about it? It's not that bad at alll New Orleans isn't like other cities. You never did give me a chance to say much. You thought I'd been fired? Tell you what. You're all I've got in the world. You might as well say-forgive me.
This has got nothing to do with New Olreans.
She smiles at Blanche. Not now. So I just got in the habit of being quiet around you. You just have to watch around the hips a little. I -thought you'd volunteer that information-if you wanted to tell me. I-thought you might have-resigned.
Stand up. Graves is the high school Superintendent-he suggested I take a leave of absence. You haven't said a word about my appearance.. Blanche stares at her.
But you-you ve put on some weight. This one and-[She is embarrassed. Two rooms. I want to be near you. I am going to take just one little tiny nip more. I'm afraid you won't think they are lovely. What kind of bed's this-one of those collapsible things?
Well-anyhow-I brought nice clothes and I'll wear them. They're a mixed lot. It's just incredible. What are they like? They're Stanley's friends. The other one?
Only not so-highbrow? You seem a little bit nervous or overwrought or something. Does it feel all right? I guess you're hoping I'll say I'll put up at a hotel. Stanley is Polish. I weigh what I weighed the ' summer you left Belle Reve.
They're something like Irish. We're going to put you in here. Will Stanley like me. There is an embarrassed silence. I don't like a bed that gives much. You'll get along fine together.
You hear me? I said stand upl [Stella complies reluctantly] You messy child. But there's no door between the two rooms. I couldn't stand that. The best I could do was make my own living.
Is he so-different? I haven't asked you the things you probably thought I was going to ask. I know that you're bound to reproach me-'but before you do--take into consideration-you left! I stayed and struggled! You came to New Orleans and looked out for yourself. When he's away for a week I nearly gowild! I stayed at Belle Reve and tried to hold it together!
I'm not meaning this in any reproachful way. I know. But you are the one that abandoned Belle And so I'll expect you to be understanding about what I have to tell yO'U. But of course there were things to adjust myself to later on. Such as his civilian background!
You-haven't told him? He's on the road a good deal. A different species. In what way. Stella-you're going to reproach me. Those are decorations!
He had those on when you met him? I assure you I wasn't just blinded by all the brass. I mean-isn't it? An officer? A Master Sergeant in the Engineers' Corps. Here's a picture of him! Blanche slowly rrods her head and Stella looks slowly down at her hands folded on the table. You lust came home in time for the funerals. And I with my pitiful salary at the school. Steve by the foot of the spiral stair. Stop this hysterical outburst and tell me what's happened? What do you mean fought and bled?
What kind of. Stella goes into the bathroom. When the men QPpear. Sometimes their breathing is hoarse. I'm going into the bathroom to wash my face. I knew you would. Where were you! In bed with your-P olack! You be still! Thafs enough! Belle Reve was his headquarters!
Honey -that's how it slipped through my fingers! Which of them left us a fortune? Which of them left a cent of insurance even? You didn't dream. I stayed and fought for it. Unless you were there at the bed when they cried out.
Blanche touches her handkerchtef to her forehead. Stanley pauses near his dOor. And now you sit there telling me with your eyes. The music of the "blue plano" grows louder.
That was all. I knew you would take this attitude about it! About -what? You're a fine one to sit there accusing me of it! Does that surprise you? Sit there and stare at me. But funerals are quiet. But how did it go? What happened? You're a fine one to ask me how it went! So big with it. Funerals are quiet. How in hell do you think all that sickness and dying was paid for?
Death ill expensive. All of those deaths! The long parade to the graveyard! Miss Stella! And old Cousin Jessie's right after Margaret's. Stanley enters.
And funerals are pretty compared to deaths. You nev er phoned me once. Since earliest has been pleasure with women. As the men ente r. I mad e the spaghetti dish and ate it myself. Branching out from channels of his life. Is tha t how he got it? Sur e that 's how he got it. I'm Blanche. I told you at bre akf ast. My mot her 's still sick! Mi tch -co me bac k here. You just get yourself hom e here once in a while. Eunice's voic out "Goodnight all. Don 't tell him those things.
She picks up Stanley's photo from dres it. Wh en Stanley ente sing table. MrrCH [hearing this. No -no t at my place.
Su re. Where's the little woman? In the bathroom. Mrr cH: He hit the old weather-bird for bucks on a six-number-ticket. Where you from. He is oj med ium height. You must be Stanley. STEVE [going upstairs]: I told you and pho ned yoo we was playing. Stella's sister? Did n't know you were c. He sizes women up at a glance. How long you here for. You were married once. I-live in Laurel. Not in my territory. It's hard to stay looking fresh. IHe grins at Blanche.
The boy-the boy died. Stellal Itaintly. Liquor goes fast in hot weather. IThe music oj the polka rises up. What do you teach. You going to shack up here? Iu Laurel. You know you can catch cold sitting around in damp things. IHe holds the bottle to the light to observe its depletion. Blanche springs up. Be comfortable is my motto. Traveling wears me out.
Stella's spoke of you a good deal. I-rarely touch it. There is a Silence] rm afraid I'll strike you as being the unrefined type. What's that? Some people rarely touch it.
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It's mine. Haven't fallen in. I never was a very good English student. My clothes're stickin' to me. You're a teacher. Do you mind if I make myself comfortable? IHe starts to remove his shirt. I--don't know yet. She trle. I thought I would if it's not inconvenient for you all. When I was quite young. IA cat screeches near the window. IHe hils crossed to the closet 'and removed the whiskey bottle. I'm going to try to keep Blanche out till the party breaks up because I don't know how she would take it.
I get the idea. She wasn't expecting to find us in such a smail place. And admire her dress and tell her she's looking wonderful. Blanche is bathing. How about my supper. Where is she? She's soaking in a hot tub to quiet her nerves. What's all this monkey doings? So we'll go to one of the little places in the Quarter afterwards and you'd better give me some money. That's important with Blanche.
You see I'd tried to gloss things over a little in my letters. I'm waiting until she gets in a quieter condition.
She's terribly upset. Is IoId out on Stella's bed. And try to understand her and be nice to her. Blanche's dress. The place in the country?
Over what? She's been through such an ordeal. Stanley enters the kitchen from outside. I put you a cold plate on ice. Now let's skip back a little to where you said the country place was disposed of. How about that? Let's have a few more details on that subjeck.
Stella Is completing her toilette. Don't mention the baby. I haven' t heard of the Napoleonic code and if I have. What's this here?
A solid-gold dress. I believe! And this one! What is these here? Let's see the papers! There weren' t any papers. My head is swimming! All right. Bushy snow-white ones. There's plenty of time to ask her questions later but if you do now she'll go to pieces again.
So that's the deal. Where are your white fOX-pieces? It's best not to talk much about it until she's calmed down. You think she got them out of a teacher's pay? Let me enlighten you on a point or two. In the state of Louisiana we have the Napoleonic. Have you ever heard of the Napole onic code? I don't care about papers. To charity? Then where's the money if the plaCe was sold?
She'll hear you. I saw how she was.
Not sold-lo st. Now let's have a gander at the bill of sale.
For instance if. It looks to me like you have been swindled. And 1 don't like to be swindled. Well what in hell was it then. I'll wait till she gets throug h soaking in a hot tub and then l'1l inquire if she is acquainted with the Napoleonic code. It seems like it wasn't sold. She didn't show you no papers.
Then he jerks open small drawer in the trunk iInd pulls up a fist-full of costume jewelry. Stanleyl [He hurls the furs to the daybed. I have an acquaintance tbat works in a jewelry store. Blanche comes out of the bathroom in a red satin Tobe.
Here's our plantation. What's rhinestone? Go right ahead. I'll have him in here to make an appraisal of this. Here I am. Where's Stella? Out on the porch. Next door to glass. Be still. You have no idea how stupid and horrid you're being! Now close that trunk before she comes out of the bathroom! Those are inexpensive summer furs that Blanche has had a long time. I'll have him in here to appraise it. Indeed they have. And diamondsl A crown for an empress! That's good. The Kowalskis and the DuBois have different notions.
I got an acquaintance who deals in this sort of merchandise.
You're damn tootin' I'm going to stay here. Excuse me While I slip on my pretty new dress! Pearlsl Ropes of them! What is this sister of yours. Bracelets of solid gold. Doo't be such an idiot. A rhinestone tiara she wore to a costume ball. Since when do you give me orders? Are you going to stay here and insult her? And what have we here? The treasure chest of a pirate!
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It ended the conversation-that was all. It looks like you raided some stylish sops m ans. Did it end the romance? Me an' Stella were helping you unpack. That's right. How do I look? You look all right. May I have a drag on your cig? And what did she say then? Have one for yourself.
I'm sure you belong in the second category. What could that be. That shut her up like a clam. You men with your big clumsy fingers. Some buttons in back! You may enter! Many thanks! Now the buttons! I can't do nothing with them.
I'm going to ask a favor of you in a moment. Your looks are okay. Compliments to women about their looks. You're simple. Some men are took in by this Hollywood glamor stuff and some men are not. Yes-c1othes are my passion! She didn't say nothing.
You come out here and let Blanche finish dressing! I'm through dressing. I never cared for wishy-washy people. After all a woman's charm is fifty percent illusion. She throws back her head and laughs. Don't play so dumb. Cards on the table.
I haven't cheated my sister or you or anyone else as long as I have lived. If I didn't know that you was my wife's sister I'd get ideas about youl. You know what! AIl right. These are love-letters. What is it? That suits me. What's in the back of that little boy's mind of yours?
That I am absconding with something. I said to myself-"My sister has married a manl"--Of course that was all that I could tell about you.
What's them underneath? She speaks fiercely] Give. To interest you a woman would have to-[She pauses with an 'indefinite gesture.
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That was why. I've nothing to hide. Where's the papers? In the trunk? I'm ready to answer all questions. He seizes the atomizer and slams it down on the dresser. Your sister and I are having a little talk.
But my you rig husband was and I -ne ver mind about that! Jus t give the m bac k to! I'm sorry. Now tha t you've touched them rll bum them! The re are thousands of papers. Present them to him with a box of aspirin tablets.
Stelia appears around the corner with a carton tram the drug-store. SO EN E. I don 't wan t no ifs. I think it's wonderf m-c om mit them to ully fitting tha t Belle Reve sbould finally be this bun ch of old papers in you r big. I hur up]: I'm not young and vulnerable any more. I must hav.
I hereby endow you with them! Tak e them. Wh at in hell are they? Hm mm mm.. The n it was lost on a mortgage? Tha t must've been wha t happened. You see.You think she got them out of a teacher's pay? An old word for old-fashioned politeness or chivalry to women. Hoity-toity and describing me like an ape!
In this part of New Orleans you are practically always just around the corner, or a few doors down the street, from a tinny piano being played with the infatuated fluency of brown fingers. There was practically a town ordinance passed against her. Then suddenly he tums stealthily about and withdraws through front door.
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