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'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'Present at the Creation'

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'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'Present at the Creation'

'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'Present at the Creation'

'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'Present at the Creation'

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With its raw sexuality, A Streetcar Named Desire broke taboos on stage and screen. It also brought one of the most famous lines ever shouted on film: "Stellaaaaa!" As part of the Present at the Creation series, NPR's Debbie Elliott explores the origins of Tennessee Williams' steamy, tragic tale of a fallen southern belle.

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