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Glass Menagerie, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Glass Menagerie, The

Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822204503

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - An alley in St. Louis. Now and the past.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

WINNER! - DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD - OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY - 2014
Nominee! - TONY - Best Revival of a Play - 2014

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 her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family. Jim, the caller, is a nice ordinary fellow who is at once pounced upon by Amanda as a possible husband for Laura. In spite of her crude and obvious efforts to entrap the young man, he and Laura manage to get along very nicely, and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself into a new world. But this crashes when, toward the end, Jim explains that he is already engaged. The world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable collapses about them. Tom, too, at the end of his tether, at last leaves home.


The Glass Menagerie premiered on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre in March 1945 under the direction of Eddie Dowling.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

AMANDA WINGFIELD
LAURA WINGFIELD
TOM WINGFIELD
JIM O'CONNOR
Author
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern ... view full profile

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