The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

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A beautiful clothbound edition of a beloved classic to celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s greatest playwright, with a sweeping new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Tony Kushner.
The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theater, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams’s elegiac master- piece 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 convey.The Deluxe Centennial Edition includes: • Tony Kushner’s astonishing introduction. • The pioneering essay, “The Homosexual in Society,” by Tennessee’s friend Robert Duncan, and poems by Hart Crane, E. E. Cummings, Walt Whitman, and Tennessee Williams, which Kushner discusses as sources of inspiration. • “The Pretty Trap,” a cheerful one-act run-up to The Glass Menagerie. • “The Portrait of a Girl in Glass,” Tennessee’s short-story variation of the play • Photographs of great actresses who have played Amanda, and stills from various stage and film incarnations of The Glass Menagerie. • Williams’s classic essay about fame, “The Catastrophe of Success.” • The playwright’s original “Production Notes.” • The 1944 opening-night rave reviews from Chicago. • An essay by the distinguished Williams scholar Allean Hale, “Inside The Menagerie,” provides autobiographical particulars about Williams’s family life in St. Louis. • A gorgeous new jacket design by Rodrigo Corral.

Publisher: New York : New Directions, [2011]
Edition: Deluxe centennial edition
ISBN: 9780811219037
0811219038
9780811218948
0811218945
Characteristics: 247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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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.

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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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