Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Banned Books Week Quote: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.

History: A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, 1947

  • The sexual content of this play, which later became a popular and critically acclaimed film, raised eyebrows and led to self-censorship when the film was being made. The director left a number of scenes on the cutting room floor to get an adequate rating and protect against complaints of the play’s immorality.

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