CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie & A Streetcar Named Desire

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822005339
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/19/1965
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 502,642
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

A Fullbright scholar at the University of Vienna, JAMES L. ROBERTS was Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He taught extensively at major universities throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Author's Life and Background.

The Glass Menagerie.

Plot Summary.

Characters.

Structure through Memory.

Scene Summaries and Commentaries.

Character Analyses.

Study Questions.

Suggested Theme Topics.

A Streetcar Named Desire.

Plot Summary.

Central Characters.

Structure through Contrasts.

Scene Summaries and Commentaries.

Character Analyses.

Study Questions.

Suggested Theme Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

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