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lesson 11
1 hour

Film Analysis


In this lesson, students consider their analysis of the entire play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to three film segments from the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan. Students analyze the film, comparing the directorial choices to Tennessee Williams’s play and identifying aspects that demonstrate a unique interpretation by Kazan. As they view the film, students record their observations on the A Streetcar Named Desire Film Viewing Tool. Students use their observations as the basis for a discussion of character development, setting, and cinematic choices in the selected film segments.


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