Day 2

A Streetcar Named Desire Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Hey, Stella!

    Kind of Activity:

    Comparing adaptations

    Objective:

    To understand an iconic moment, and to understand the role of parody

    Structure:

    Show the class the "Stell-lahhhh!" moment from the film version of the play starring Marlon Brando. There is no need to show the entire scene--just the iconic shirt-ripping, shout-to-the-heavens moment. (It is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1A0p0F_iH8.)

    Lead a discussion of this moment. Why is it so iconic? From what, aside from Brando's performance and the display of his muscles, does this scene get its power? Guide students to the realization that Stanley, the symbol of virility and manhood,...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 747 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4481 literature essays, 1451 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in