BOOKS AND BEIGNETS

Saturday, March 26, 8:30 – 9:45 AM

To mark the 75th anniversary of A Streetcar Named Desire, the reading group will dive deeply into Williams’ most famous and most canonical work, teasing out the complexities of the clashing forces embodied in Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. We’ll also explore how New Orleans functions both realistically and symbolically as a setting, how the popular culture of the 1940s saturates the play, and what the complications were in adapting it into the 1951 film. Attendees are invited to read—or reread—this seminal work of US drama, with the suggested edition being the New Directions paperback (ISBN 978-0811216029).

The tradition of coffee and beignets at Muriel’s Restaurant returns, with southern literary scholar Gary Richards once again facilitating discussion. Limited seating.

Muriel’s Jackson Square Restaurant, $25 or VIP Pass

Includes access to the following:

  • SAT 8:30 AM
    March 26, 2022   
    8:30 am - 9:45 am
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