un tram che si chiama desiderio

A street car named desire (1947) by Tennesse Williams is the story of Blanche Dubois, a talkative (chiaccherona) woman from Mississippi who shows an upper-class mentality. She gets to (arriva) New Orleans to stay with her sister, Stella Kowalski. Blanche is a very vain (vanitosa) woman, always concerned (preoccupata) with her physical appearance while her  sister  Stella, who is pregnant,  has married someone of lower status (stato sociale inferiore) , Stanley Kowalski, from Poland. Stanley is  a man with poor education who works in a factory, but is extremely passionate and handsome. Blanche and Stanley are in contrast for their ways of life and argue (discutono) every minute detail of life. Blanche tells Stella that she has lost Belle Reve, their childhood plantation home (casa con piantagione). Stanley does not believe her : he wants to see the documents about property and investigates (indaga) on Blanche’s past. He found people who knew her in Laurel, where she lived and taught English and comes to know that she frequented many men included a seventeen-year-old boy at her school, which is the reason for her sudden departure (fuga improvvisa). She also lived among prostitutes in a cheap hotel. Stanley reveals what he has knownbrutally and violently and during their final confrontation, Blanche has a nervous breakdown (crollo di nervi). Then she  meets one of Stanley’s friends Mitch and they start flirting but he will leave her after discovering her past. Stella has the baby and she finally realizes that Blanche has problems and decides, with her husband, to put her in a state institution for mentally sick people (manicomio). The play was turned into (adattata) a 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan starring (con attori) Vivien Leigh and  Marlon Brando.