Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Art and Design

First Advisor

Stephen Judd

Advisor Department

Theatre; Dance


This thesis explores the distinction between the scenic design of A Streetcar Named Desire’s original Broadway production and 1951 film. Using Streetcar as a case study, I evaluated the differences in the choices made in the scenography of the two mediums as a way to evaluate whether there are inherent differences between theatre and film. I examined the scripts of both mediums and analyzed how the story was transposed and how that transposition affected the choices made by the director and designer in the making of the film.