The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1999-06-17
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780811220750

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No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A new introduction by prominent Williams scholar Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his story of a family whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice still resonates deeply and universally." This edition of The Glass Menagerie also includes Williams's essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, "The Catastrophe of Success," as well as a short section of Williams's own "Production Notes." The cover features the classic line drawing by Alvin Lustig, originally done for the 1949 New Directions edition.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 19
Release: 1950
Genre: Film adaptations
ISBN: OCLC:1030427585

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The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams
Author: Matthew C. Roudané
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1997-12-11
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781107493827

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This is a collection of thirteen original essays from a team of leading scholars in the field. In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors cover a healthy sampling of Williams's works, from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s through to his last play before his death in 1983, Something Cloudy, Something Clear. In addition to essays on such major plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others, the contributors also consider selected minor plays, short stories, poems, and biographical concerns. The Companion also features a chapter on selected key productions as well as a bibliographic essay surveying the major critical statements on Williams.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2007
Genre: Electronic books
ISBN: 9781438114514

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A comprehensive study guide to Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams  The Glass Menagerie
Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-22
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780737763799

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Tennessee Williams' 1944 play The Glass Menagerie centers around a family of three, Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield, exploring what it means to share a household with people whose individual psychological eccentricities threaten to overwhelm the whole. Told retroactively in the format of a memory play, the protagonist, Tom, an aspiring poet by night and warehouse worker by night, introduces the audience to the conditions which led him to abandon his family in pursuit of his independence. This informative edition explores the themes of family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, providing readers with a critical look at the intersection of literature and sociology. The book includes an examination of Williams' life and influences and takes a hard look at key ideas related to the play, such as the role of guilt in family relationships and the breakdown of the American dream. Readers are also offered contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction through the discussion of toxic or overbearing parents and the effects of alcoholism on families.

A House Not Meant to Stand A Gothic Comedy

A House Not Meant to Stand  A Gothic Comedy
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-04-17
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780811226356

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The spellbinding last full-length play produced during the author's lifetime is now published for the first time. Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, return home one midnight in a thunderstorm from the Memphis funeral of their older son to a house and a life literally falling apart--daughter Joanie is in an insane asylum and their younger son Charlie is upstairs having sex with his pregnant, holy-roller girlfriend as the McCorkles enter. Cornelius, who has political ambitions and a litany of health problems, is trying to find a large amount of moonshine money his gentle wife Bella has hidden somewhere in their collapsing house, but his noisy efforts are disrupted by a stream of remarkable characters, both living and dead. While Williams often used drama to convey hope and desperation in human hearts, it was through this dark, expressionistic comedy, which he called a "Southern gothic spook sonata," that he was best able to chronicle his vision of the fragile state of our world.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 105
Release: 1999
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0811214044

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A classic of modern drama about three confused family members living in their own world of illusions.

Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Tennessee Williams  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
Author: John Lahr
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780393247121

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

Battle of Angels

Battle of Angels
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1975
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0822200996

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THE STORY: As in its later and substantially re-written version (entitled ORPHEUS DESCENDING), the play deals with the arrival of a virile young drifter, Val Xavier, in a sleepy, small town in rural Mississippi. He takes a job in the dry goods stor

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0848826973

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1948
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0822204509

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THE STORY: Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of h

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780791093498

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: R. B. Parker,Professor of English Trinity College R B Parker
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1983
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UOM:39015060851774

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Essays discuss different productions of the play, identify literary influences, examine the characters, and analyzes Williams' dramatic technique.

Halo Smoke and Shadow

Halo  Smoke and Shadow
Author: Kelly Gay
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-11-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501144608

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An original digital-first enovella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire? This digital-first enovella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay's short story “Into the Fire,” originally featured in the collection Halo: Fractures.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Willams,The Anglo Egyptian Bookshop مكتبة الأنجلو المصرية
Publsiher: The Anglo Egyptian Bookshop
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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