„There are no „good“ or „bad“ people. Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice. A blindness to what is going on in each other´s hearts. Stanley sees Blanche not as a desperate, driven, creative, backed into a lost corner to make a last desperate stand- but as a calculating bitch with „round heels“…Nobody sees anybody truly, but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see each other in life.“

Tennesse Williams


So succesfully have we disguised from ourselves the intensity of our own feelings, the sensibility of our own hearts, that plays in the tragic tradition have begun to seem untrue ?!“

The created world of a play is removed from that element which makes people little and their emotions fairly inconsequential..“

Tennessee Williams


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Stella Adler, On Americas Master Playwrights edited by Barry Paris

„Once I said to Tennessee, „My God, she wouldn´t do that! She wouldn´t let anybody put his hand on her shoulder like that! “ He said, „Ok Stella, pipe down. She´s not you.“

„His characters don´t blame society. They just try to run away from it….What do they run away from? From the monster of commercialism and competition, from things that kill the melody and beauty of life…“

Stella Adler


Elia Kazan, Kazan On Directing, Preface by Martin Scorsese