Friday, 4 May 2012

Williams' Friday

Gain New Blog FollowersFollow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View.
Q: What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author?

May I say how amazing this question is? Well, first I have to pick an author and I have been able to decide on two: Carlos Ruiz Zafon and J. K. Rowling. Let's start with Rowling. All I want to say is: THANK YOU!!!!! I absolutely loved Harry Potter and those books created so many special moments all throughout my life, so thank you for that. 
And I just want to tell Zafon that his stories are beautiful in detail and that he basically is to blame for my holiday sucking. Barcelona in real life can never top the Barcelona he has created in his books. But his stories grip me, cause me to have dreams and nightmares and have always left me wanting more!

This week I chose a play I hate for Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. F56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader. I really dislike 'A Streetcar named Desire' by Tennessee Williams. I don't hate the author, I loved 'The Glass Menagerie', but I just find Blanche utterly unsympathetic. Anyways, let's get on to the play.

'The exterior of a two-storey corner building on a street in New Orleans which is named Elysian Fields and runs between the L&N tracks and the river. The section is poor but, unlike corresponding sections in other American cities, it has a raffish charm.' 

I really like the way that Williams creates a setting. It just has a lot of atmosphere and is very emotive, helping the actors in their performance. Therefore, this play started of very promising for me.

Blanche: 'Myself, myself, for being such a liar! I'm writing a letter to Shep. She picks up the letter.) "Darling Shep. I am spending the summer on the wing, making flying visits here and there. And who knows, perhaps I shall take a sudden notion to swoop down on Dallas! How would you feel about that? Ha-ha! (She laughs nervously and brightly, touching her throat as if actually talking to Shep) Forewarned is forearmed, as they say!" - How does that sound?'
Well, as I said, I don't like Blanche. She is weak, manipulative and lying. She is so utterly stuck in her ideas of how things are she is unable to properly live. I absolutely concur that she has had a hard time, but I simply don't like her. On a side note: has anyone seen the movie? How sexy is Marlon Brando in that?

SO, how about you? How do you feel about 'Streetcar' and what would you ask your favourite author?

P.S. I am hopping around the blogosphere, but it seems I can't follow any more blogs, apparently I hit my max. What's that all about? Does anyone know?


  1. J.K Rowling is pretty amazing, isn't she?! :)

    - New follower

  2. I had a hard time with "A Streetcar Named Desire" because I even though I agree that Blanche's character was hard to like, I really disliked Stella and absolutely hated, hated Stanley's character. Even with Marlon Brando playing the part, I couldn't rise above the fact that the man is a lout in every sense of the word.

    Here's my Friday Meme Post:

  3. Oh, yes, it's been awhile since I saw it, but Blanche was definitely not very likeable.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  4. I know this is a Broadway production, but today is my first real introduction to it.

  5. JKR is awesome. She made my childhood awesomer and more magical than it would've been otherwise! New follower via GFC :)

  6. Hello Juli :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! old follower here. JK Rowling is a good choice! And somehow THANK YOU won't even seem like enough. ha As for streetcar I will have to make sure I read it at some point. :)
    have a wonderful friday!

  7. Hopping through. I've only read one book by Zafon (Shadow of the Wind). I really liked it. It took a long time to get into, but was layered and gorgeous.
    My Hop

  8. I love J.K. Rowling. She's definitely been a favorite this week!

    Here’s my FF post

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

  9. I havent yet read streetcar of desire but needy women characters always make me shake my head :P sometimes they are fun to read, but mostly they're annoying :P

    btw, i love your new profile pic. you hair looks awesome. and the smile! :)

  10. Hey there! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just wanted to return the favor by following you via GFC.
    Happy Sunday!
    -Grace @ Paging Through Life