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BLANCHE The Life and Times of Tennessee Williams's Greatest Creation

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Elizabeth Wiley

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

In this riveting audiobook, author Nancy Schoenberger explores the character of Tennessee Williams's indelible creation from A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Blanche DuBois. Elizabeth Wiley delivers fascinating personal interpretations from the many actresses who've played Blanche, from Jessica Tandy, the very first Blanche, to Jemir Jenkins, the first African-American actor to play her. Wiley is terrific as she delivers both the repressive times and expectations for young women in the post-Civil War South and the engrossing backstory of Williams's inspiration for Blanche--his sister Rose, whose life was tragic. Those new to Williams's play will appreciate Wiley's lush voice and ability to disappear into the engrossing narrative. Journal entries, interviews, fact-based suppositions, and Wiley's superb performance help make this an important addition to the Williams canon. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780062947208 $27.99

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