The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1474225276
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

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One of Tennessee Williams' most popular plays in a special annotated edition for school and college students. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' first great popular success and an autobiographical play about his mother and sister, launched the brilliant and controversial career of this ground-breaking American playwright. Set in St Louis during the depression era of the 1930s, it is the poignant drama of a family's gradual disintegration, under pressure both from outside and within. A frustrated mother persuades her rebellious son to provide a 'gentleman caller' for her shy, crippled daughter, but her romantic dreams are shattered by the intervention of harsh reality. This edition provides the author's preferred text, available for the first time in the United Kingdom, and includes Williams' essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, 'The Catastrophe of Success', as well as a short section of Williams' own production notes.


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
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ISBN : 9780811214049
Pages : 105 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (214 users)

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


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438114516
Pages : 114 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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


Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie


Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 0791093492
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (791 users)

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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 : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : Turtleback Books
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ISBN : 9780808508830
Pages : 105 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (58 users)

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


Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie


Author : Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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ISBN : 0737763809
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (737 users)

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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.


THE GLASS MENAGERIE

THE GLASS MENAGERIE


Author : TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
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Pages : pages
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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : R. B. Parker
Publisher : Prentice Hall
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Pages : 166 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing Corporation
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ISBN : 9780811227308
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (227 users)

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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.


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Tennessee Williams
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Pages : 70 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (48 users)

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The Modern Monologue : Men

The Modern Monologue : Men


Author : Michael Earley
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780413672100
Pages : 162 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (672 users)

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Offers over 50 audition speeches celebrating the outstanding English, American and Continental dramatists of this century. The work of Amouilh, Arden, Baldwin, Barnes, Beckett, Behan, De Filippo, Gorky, Lorca, Mamet, Miller, Pirandello, Sartre and Wedekind is represented in monologues for men.


The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (Book Analysis)

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (Book Analysis)


Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
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ISBN : 2808016662
Pages : 50 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (88 users)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Glass Menagerie with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, one of the famed playwright’s most autobiographical works. The play is told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield, a young man who is trapped in his memories of his life with his mother Amanda and sister Laura – a life he has cast off and left behind him. The play follows the events that transpire when Tom invites Jim to dinner, sparking hopes that he might prove a suitable suitor for Laura, whose overpowering social anxiety has left her isolated from the world. However, things do not work out as planned, and Tom is left with nothing but his guilt over the situation. Williams’s other works include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire and Suddenly Last Summer, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest American playwrights of all time. Find out everything you need to know about The Glass Menagerie in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Women in Literature

Women in Literature


Author : Michael B. Snyder
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313313462
Pages : 358 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

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Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."


CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire

CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire


Author : James L. Roberts
Publisher : Cliffs Notes
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ISBN : 9780822005339
Pages : 88 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (5 users)

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire explores two popular plays, both of which take place in the South and borrow heavily from author Tennessee Williams’s own life experiences. Following stories marked by struggle among loved ones, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each scene within the works. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the playwright Introduction to and synopsis of the plays In-depth analyses of the cast of characters Review section that features interactive quizzes and suggested essay topics Selected bibliographies for both plays Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie


Author : Delma Eugene Presley
Publisher : Twayne Pub
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Pages : 117 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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Delma E. Presley's 'The Glass Menagerie: An American Memory' offers a cogent and thorough analysis of Tennessee William's masterpiece. The study addresses such issues as characterization, structure, and the visual and dramatic devices used to create this compelling 'memory play.'


LIFE

LIFE


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Pages : 108 pages
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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.


A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 2, Williams, Miller, Albee

A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 2, Williams, Miller, Albee


Author : C. W. E. Bigsby
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521277174
Pages : 364 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (277 users)

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Examines the development of Off-Broadway theater and analyzes the plays of writers including Sam Shepard, Robert Wilson, David Mamet, and Lee Breuer