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English/Theatre: Streetcar – Exploring & Understanding The Play’s Longevity With Dr Michael Meeuwis From University of Warwick

17th May 2023 @ 11:10 - 12:00

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In this English/Theatre session, Michael Meeuwis, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, will run an interactive talk for students on Streetcar – Exploring & Understanding The Play’s Longevity.

The talk starts from the question of why we still read Streetcar and see it performed. Michael will talk about tolerance in Streetcar and push us to think about this not just in terms of plot, but also in terms of the form of the play itself. Michael considers Streetcar’s forms of tolerance and explores tolerance vs. idealism. He will focus on the context of contemporary society, on-stage representation and issues of ‘whiteness’.

Throughout, Michael will explore Streetcar’s language, oral presence, requirements of and demands upon the actors, structure and sequencing, performance, dialogue and ensemble, and will close with a discussion of realism.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Michael Meeuwis



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, English/Theatre and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying English/Theatre at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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17th May 2023
11:10 - 12:00
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