AS English Literature – A Streetcar Named Desire – Lessons and resources

Welcome to the resources and materials to support your study.  This is aimed to form part of your “wider reading” by giving you close understanding of the 20th Century American classic play.

Firstly, See below for the full text.  This can be downloaded and emailed to a tablet or phone.  If opened in iBooks, then notes can me made onto the tablet and saved/backed-up.

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I have produced a short study guide to accompany the course. See below.

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Below is the National Theatre Pack which provides an interesting background of the playwright and the play’s context.
It also gives a producer and actor’s side of tackling the play.

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Lesson 1 – The background context

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Lesson 2 – Scene 1 – the stagecraft (FORM)

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Lesson 3 – Scene 1 – Opposites (Structure)

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Here is the model paragraph on its own

Download (DOCX, Model-para.docx, 370KB)

Lesson 4 – Scenes 2 and 3 – Age, gender and class

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Lesson 5 – Scenes 4 and 5 – Gender roles and power

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Lesson 6 – Scenes 6 and 7 – Pity for the protagonist

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Lesson 7 – Scene 8 – Gender, race, class and alienation

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Lesson 8 – Scene 9 – Gender, class, dislocation

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Lesson 9 – Scene 10 – Gender, violence, misogyny

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Lesson 10 – Scene 11 – Identity, message?

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Click below to download the full scheme of work

Download (ZIP, A_STREETCAR_NAMED_DESIRE-2014-01-02.zip, 34.09MB)

(C) Bishop Justus Church of England School

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