The Glass Menagerie Book

The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Genre: Film adaptations
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1030427585

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The Glass Menagerie Book
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The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-06-17
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 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 Book

The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438114514

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

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire Book

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : Barron's Educational Series
  • Release Date : 1985-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 081203516X

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A guide to reading "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

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The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 0811214044

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

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams Book

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams


  • Author : Matthew C. Roudané
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-12-11
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 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 Book
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The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0848826973

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Tennessee Williams  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Book
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Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh


  • Author : John Lahr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 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

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie Book

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791093498

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

Modern Critical Interpretations Book

Modern Critical Interpretations


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0791098249

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The Glass Menagerie Book

The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : R. B. Parker
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060851774

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

History of the United States Book

History of the United States


  • Author : John Clark Ridpath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1878
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435016962037

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A House Not Meant to Stand  A Gothic Comedy Book

A House Not Meant to Stand A Gothic Comedy


  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-04-17
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 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 Crucible Book

The Crucible


  • Author : Arthur Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1976-10-28
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101665008

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Essential Literary Terms Book

Essential Literary Terms


  • Author : Sharon Hamilton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0393283895

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Help your students get the most out of their literature course.