A Reader posted a review at 2009-06-25 05:49:51.
I wanted to read this before I watched it. It's my introduction to Tennessee Williams, though I know some of his dialogue, having heard it quoted many times. This was a quick read and a surprisingly good one. Some of Blanche's language is dated, but the story holds up much better than I expected. The only other place I think this could have been set and worked is Savannah -- but New Orleans is better suited for something over the top. The pace of the play is brisk; the dialogue delicious, especially when recited with a drawl. Now, to watch the film, the 1951 version. But I'm having trouble imagining Karl Malden as Mitch.