Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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A full cast performance featuring Montgomery Cliff, Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, and David Wayne in Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie. Available on compact disc

Few plays have explored the byways of the human heart as poignantly and poetically as Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In this touching audio, we meet the embattled

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A full cast performance featuring Montgomery Cliff, Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, and David Wayne in Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie. Available on compact disc

Few plays have explored the byways of the human heart as poignantly and poetically as Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In this touching audio, we meet the embattled Wingfield family: Amanda - faded southern belle, abandoned wife, dominating mother, who hopes to match her daughter with an eligible "gentleman caller," Laura - lame and painfully shy, she evades her mother's schemes and reality by retreating to a world of make-believe; Tom - sole support of the family, he eventually leaves home to become a writer but is forever haunted by the memory of Laura.

Also included on this audio are priceless recordings of Tennessee Williams bringing his own interpretations to the wistful opening monologue and the tragic ending, as well as to his own brilliantly charming poetry and his uproariously wicked short story, The Yellow Bird.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791092972
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Bloom's Guides
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier in 1911, won Pulitzer Prizes for his dramas The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His other works include Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, and The Night of the Iguana. He died in 1983, at the age of 72.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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