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Williams' male characters


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Williams' male characters#0
Posted: 8/29/03 at 10:10pm
You've heard their names....Chance...Brick...Stanley.

You've seen them on celluloid...Newman...Brando.

What do you think ultimately happened to these characters?


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Updated On: 8/30/03 at 10:10 PM

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re: Williams' male characters#1
Posted: 8/30/03 at 10:23am
Surely someone can identify the plays?


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re: re: Williams' male characters#2
Posted: 8/30/03 at 10:30am


Well, Brick (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Maggie go upstairs and make themselves a no-neck monster

Stanley (A Streetcar Named Desire) moves out and buys a bowling shirt

and Chance (Sweet Bird of Youth) starts reading the letters of Heloise and Abelard.
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re: re: re: Williams' male characters#3
Posted: 8/30/03 at 10:56am
Stanley gets fired for stealing from the shop becomes an impotent alcoholic & Stella is forced into being "friendly with strangers" to support the family. Stanley kills her when he thinks she wants to leave with one of her clients and he ends up on death row. Stella's baby is adopted by Stanley's friend ( the one who dated Blanche)
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re: re: re: re: Williams' male characters#4
Posted: 8/30/03 at 11:33am
In high school, I had a great teacher when we read Streetcar and Glass Menagerie. We had to write a letter from the asylum about Blanche's condition, and we had to write a letter from Tom to Laura ten years after Menagerie took place. He was a really good teacher. I love doing things like that.
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well, if you go by the movie castings, Brick/Chance moves on from his fleshly desires and marries someone a lot like Alma from SUMMER & SMOKE. They are a happy couple for decades, he races cars for adrenaline, and then starts cooking various side foods for charitable purporses. He ends up stage-managing small town theatrical productions.

Stanley struggles to educate himself, leaves Stella, fathers a few more children by various women, refuses major awards, gets involved with the Mafia, gains weight, and makes obscure but heartfelt speeches at pop singer tributes. Threre's some Method to his madness, however.

The characters themselves live on to be reinterpreted and discussed for the ages.
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