A Streetcar Named Desire- Scene Summaries

Grace Fawcitt
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Brief scene summaries for the play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams. These don't go into depth or analysis, they just outline the events of the play. Created for Edexcel English Language and Literature A Level, but suitable for any course.

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A Streetcar Named Desire- Scene Summaries
1 Scene 1
1.1 Introduction to Elysian Fields
1.2 Characters mentioned
1.2.1 Blanche
1.2.2 Stella
1.2.3 Stanley
1.2.4 Negro Woman
1.2.5 Eunice
1.2.6 Street vendor, man and sailor
1.2.7 Mitch
1.3 Stanley and Stella throw meat
1.4 Blanche arrives and talks to Eunice
1.5 Stella and Blanche talk
1.5.1 Death monologue
1.6 Stanley and Blanche meet
1.7 Blanche's Arrival
2 Scene 2
2.1 Characters mentioned
2.1.1 Blanche
2.1.2 Stella
2.1.3 Stanley
2.1.4 Vendor
2.2 Stanley and Stella talk, he searches Blanches trunk
2.3 Blanche and Stanley talk
2.4 Stanley opens trunk and Blanche discusses papers
2.5 Stanley reveals Stella is pregnant
2.6 Papers
3 Scene 3
3.1 Characters mentioned
3.1.1 Blanche
3.1.2 Stella
3.1.3 Steve
3.1.4 Pablo
3.1.5 Mitch
3.1.6 Stanley
3.1.7 Eunice
3.2 Men are playing poker
3.3 Blanche and Mitch meet then talk
3.4 Stanley tosses radio out of the window
3.5 Stanley hits Stella
3.6 Stanley goes to find Stella, they reunite
3.7 Mitch and Blanche talk
3.8 Poker Night
4 Scene 4
4.1 Characters mentioned
4.1.1 Blanche
4.1.2 Stella
4.1.3 Stanley
4.1.4 Shep Huntleigh
4.2 Stella and Blanche talk about Stanley
4.2.1 Blanche plans getaway to Shep
4.2.1.1 Ape speech by Blanche, Stanley overhears
4.3 Ape speech
5 Scene 5
5.1 Characters mentioned
5.1.1 Stella
5.1.2 Blanche
5.1.3 Eunice
5.1.4 Steve
5.1.5 Stanley
5.1.6 Negro Woman
5.1.7 Young Man
5.1.8 Mitch
5.2 Steve and Eunice argue
5.3 Stanley and Blanche talk star signs
5.4 Soft/hard speech
5.5 Blanche spills drink
5.6 Blanche talks to Young Man
5.7 Soft/hard, young man
6 Scene 6
6.1 Characters mentioned
6.1.1 Blanche
6.1.2 Mitch
6.1.3 Allan Grey
6.2 Blanche and Mitch return from date
6.3 Blanche talks French
6.4 Mitch talks coats, sweat and weight
6.5 Mitch picks Blanche up to assess weight
6.6 They talk Stanley and then Allan Grey
6.7 Date night
7 Scene 7
7.1 Characters mentioned
7.1.1 Stanley
7.1.2 Stella
7.1.3 Blanche
7.2 Blanche's birthday
7.3 Stanley talks Blanche's lies, Blanche sings
7.4 Stanley mentions Blanche's affair with young boy
7.5 Stanley tells Mitch about Blanche's past
7.6 Stanley bought Blanche a bus ticket
8 Scene 8
8.1 Characters mentioned
8.1.1 Blanche
8.1.2 Stanley
8.1.3 Stella
8.2 Eating birthday supper
8.3 Blanche tells story
8.4 Stanley starts throwing plates
8.5 Stanley and Blanche talk
8.6 Stanley gives Blanche the ticket
8.7 Birthday meal
9 Scene 9
9.1 Characters mentioned
9.1.1 Blanche
9.1.2 Mitch
9.1.3 Allan Grey
9.1.4 Mexican Woman
9.2 Mitch and Blanche speak, Blanche imagines sounds
9.3 Blanche starts going mad
9.4 Mitch turns light on Blanche
9.5 Blanche talks about past
9.6 Mexican woman sings about flowers
9.7 Blanche talks about young soldiers then screams 'fire'
9.8 Death and past
10 Scene 10
10.1 Characters mentioned
10.1.1 Blanche
10.1.2 Stanley
10.1.3 Shep Huntleigh
10.2 Blanche dresses up
10.3 Stanley and Blanche talk
10.4 Stanley reveals he knows her lies
10.5 Blanche tries to use phone
10.6 Stanley rapes Blanche
10.7 Rape
11 Scene 11
11.1 Characters mentioned
11.1.1 Stella
11.1.2 Stanley
11.1.3 Blanche
11.1.4 Pablo
11.1.5 Steve
11.1.6 Mitch
11.1.7 Eunice
11.1.8 Matron
11.1.9 Doctor
11.2 Blanche is taken away by the Doctor and Matron
11.3 Mitch attacks Stanley
11.4 Stella and Eunice pack Blanche's bags
11.5 Men are playing poker
11.6 Blanche taken away
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