… has so frequently been accredited and disgraced (Harold, 1988).
“Catch!” spoke Stanley Kowalski flinging a bloody box of meat to his wife, Stella, at the opening of the foremost scene of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Laughing eagerly, she some how catches it. “This game is seven-card stud,” comprehends the final line of the play. Amid, much of the spoken and dramatic imagery that comprises the drama …
… Reve, Williams creates the former, the foreseeable victor of the game whose stakes are endurance in the type of human race the play poses. For the first four of the eleven settings of Streetcar, Blanche, on grounds of her mannerism of courtesy and decency, manages to trick a good hand in her competition with Stanley; therefore, in the third scene Stanley is constantly trailing, mainly to Mitch …
… personal favor at the cost of his opponent’s bad luck, lack of skill, as well as, dismay of the game itself (Harold, 1988).
Harold Bloom. Tennessee Williams’s a Streetcar Named Desire. Chelsea House, 1988
Philip C. Kolin. Charlotte Capers, Tennessee Williams and the Mississippi premiere of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire. The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 51, 1998