One of the most prominent plays of the twentieth century, performed for the first time in 1947 and a decisive landmark in American theatre. Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, which won the New York Critic's Union Award as well as the Pulitzer prize, combines beauty, grace and poetry with ugliness, violence and atrocity. 'I don't want realism, I want magic', says Blanche Dubois. However, her part in the play reveals a woman confronted by her weakness of living with delusions. An outstanding play about the lies that we all need in order to sustain our insecure existence.