The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Book - 2011 | Deluxe centennial edition
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The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theater, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams's elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway--the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this 'memory play' have made it one of America's most powerful, timeless, and compelling plays. The introduction by Tony Kushner sparkles with the kind of rich, unique insight that only a fellow playwright could convery"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: The characters
Cast listing and scene
Author's production notes
The Glass Managerie
Opening night reviews
"The catastrophe of success," an essay by Tennessee Williams
Archival production photographs
"Portrait of a Girl in Glass," a story by Tennessee Williams
The Pretty Trap, a one-act play by Tennessee Williams
"In the Menagerie," an essay by Allean Hale
"The Homosexual in Society," an essay by Robert Duncan
"Legend," and "To Brooklyn Bridge," two poems by Hart Crane
"To You" and "Give Me the Silent Splendid Sun," two poems by Walt Whitman
"As I Stood in My Room Tonight," "Recuerdo," and "The Beanstalk Country," three poems by Tennessee Williams
"somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond," a poem by E.E. Cummings
Publisher: New York, NY : New Directions Books, 2011
Edition: Deluxe centennial edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: 812.54 W7274.gL
Characteristics: 247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780811219037


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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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