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The Glass Menagerie Reread for class 2017Still a great play I originally read this 5 or 6 years ago for my high school English class and it is so interesting now getting a new perspective in a university class. The Story Of A Mother, Her Son And Daughter, And Her Daughter S Suitor That Brings To Life Human Beings Who Cling To A Dream World That Can So Easily Be Shattered Into Jagged Pieces. The Glass Menagerie is a great domestic tragedy with three very distinctive characters the strong, proud Amanda, the weak and innocent Laura, and the realistic dreamer, Tom One finds in this play an elegiac portrait of misery, rather than a scalding enactment of taboo There is no one tragic event here, but a general condition of pathos Instead of a classic conflict, The Glass Book Review4 of 5 stars to The Glass Menagerie, written in 1945 by Tennessee Williams The play is told from the perspective of Tom, the son of Amanda and brother of Laura, three members of the Wingfield family living in Missouri in the 1930s Amanda s husband, the and kids father, left years ago and has not been heard from Both Laura and Tom are in their early twenties Amanda wants to marry off her daughter, convincing Tom to bring home a friend from work to create a set up It fails, asBook Review4 of 5 stars to The Glass Menagerie, written in 1945 by Tennessee Williams The play is told from the perspective of Tom, the son of Amanda and brother of Laura, three members of the Wingfield family living in Missouri in the 1930s Amanda s husband, the and kids father, left years ago and has not been heard from Both Laura and Tom are in their early twenties Amanda wants to marry off her daughter, convincing Tom to bring home a friend from work to create a set up It fails, as he s already involved with another girl, and the story ends basically where it begins It s a powerful tale about the relationships between parents and children and siblings It s about women s rights and their place in a 1930s world It s about fighting versus talking It s ab The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams 2000 1378 145 964921397 1383 964960023 20 1381 112 9647487010 1382 1383 1387 1392 The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams 2000 1378 145 964921397 1383 964960023 20 1381 112 9647487010 1382 1383 1387 1392 1386 160 964764030 I am completely blown away The Glass Menagerie is a perfect mirror of the dysfunctional American family An overbearing, yet well intentioned mother abandoned by her lover A son filled with Hollywood style dreams of adventure but living a life of monotonous toil A defective daughter who has little interest in anything, besides the glass animals she collects week and frail as herself.The way Tennessee Williams pits all of these characters against each other, and how all of The Glass Menagerie is a weird one for me There s a better word for it than weird I m a crap writer though I ll leave it at that There s no thesaurus mindreader thing for what I m feeling.There are stories that we know every word of before we ve ever read, seen or heard them The Glass Menagerie is one of those for me We d act out scenes and make references like we actually knew what we were talking about My mom especially loved the rise and shine routine Remember that scene in Joe Ve The Glass Menagerie is a weird one for me There s a better word for it than weird I m a crap writer though I ll leave it at that There s no thesaurus mindreader thing for what I m feeling.There are stories that we know every The scene is memory and is therefore nonrealistic Memory takes a lot of poetic license It omits some details others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart I really enjoyed this play, a lotthan I thought I would It s a very short play but it managed to elicit all sorts of feelings from me,especially pity, mainly because the characters all carried some sort of burden or regret There s the pushy, aba The scene is memory and is therefore nonrealis


About the Author: Tennessee Williams

Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father s birth He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father s birth He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955 In addition, The Glass Menagerie 1945 and The Night of the Iguana 1961 received New York Drama Critics Circle Awards His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo dedicated to his lover, Frank Merlo , received the Tony Award for best play.Characters in his plays are often seen as representations of his family members Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was understood to be modeled on Rose Some biographers believed that the character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire is also based on her.Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was generally seen to represent Williams mother, Edwina Characters such as Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Sebastian in Suddenly, Last Summer were understood to represent Williams himself In addition, he used a lobotomy operation as a motif in Suddenly, Last Summer.The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955 These two plays were later filmed, with great success, by noted directors Elia Kazan Streetcar with whom Williams developed a very close artistic relationship, and Richard Brooks Cat Both plays included references to elements of Williams life such as homosexuality, mental instability, and alcoholism Although The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets was the preferred choice of the Pulitzer Prize jury in 1955 and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was at first considered the weakest of the five shortlisted nominees, Joseph Pulitzer Jr., chairman of the Board, had seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and thought it worthy of the drama prize The Board went along with him after considerable discussion 18 Williams wrote The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer when he was 29 and worked on it sporadically throughout his life A semi autobiographical depiction of his 1940 romance with Kip Kiernan in Provincetown, Massachusetts, it was produced for the first time on October 1, 2006 in Provincetown by the Shakespeare on the Cape production company, as part of the First Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival.Other works by Williams include Camino Real and Sweet Bird of Youth.His last play went through many drafts as he was trying to reconcile what would be the end of his life 14 There are many versions of it, but it is referred to as In Masks Outrageous and Austere


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