The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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No play in the modern theater has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams'sThe Glass Menagerie. Since its premier in Chicago in 1944,Menagerie has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Laurette Taylor to Jessica Tandy and Joanne Woodward, and it is studied and performed in classrooms and theaters around the world.The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available with an introduction by Robert Bray, which reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. This edition also includes Williams's essay "The Catastrophe of Success," on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, as well as short section of Williams's own production notes and a special guide to the play for students, prepared by Kate Walker.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, ©2019.
Edition: High school edition.
ISBN: 9780811227308
Characteristics: 137 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Walker, Kate - Author


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Jun 21, 2019

In my continuing pursuit of a comparison between plays as written and the later productions and films I have seen.... I do not remember as much anger, frustration, hostility between the mother and Tom. In the last production at the Guthrie that I remember, there seemed to be much more narration by Tom and less outright fighting. Regardless, this is a timeless classic in any form. Kristi & Abby Tabby

ArapahoeAndrew Dec 11, 2017

Brutal and beautiful.

HMWLibrary2017 Jul 14, 2017

Ugh. I really dislike Tennessee Williams - his characters are flat and shrill in virtually all of his plays, this one included.

Jan 22, 2016

This play was short and sweet, and had really nice movement. The things Jim said to Laura is relevant, even today. A good, quick read for anyone.

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