The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 19
ISBN: OCLC:1030427585
Language: en
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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 1999-06-17
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780811220750
Language: en
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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

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2007
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781438114514
Language: en
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A comprehensive study guide to Tennessee Williams's The glass menagerie.

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire

The Glass Menagerie and a Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams,George Ehrenhaft
Release: 1985-08
Editor: Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 132
ISBN: 081203516X
Language: en
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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams
Author: Matthew C. Roudané
Release: 1997-12-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781107493827
Language: en
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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

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 1999
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Pages: 105
ISBN: 0811214044
Language: en
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A classic of modern drama about three confused family members living in their own world of illusions.

Battle of Angels

Battle of Angels
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 1975
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Pages: 76
ISBN: 0822200996
Language: en
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THE STORY: As in its later and substantially re-written version (entitled ORPHEUS DESCENDING), the play deals with the arrival of a virile young drifter, Val Xavier, in a sleepy, small town in rural Mississippi. He takes a job in the dry goods stor

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0848826973
Language: en
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Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Tennessee Williams  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
Author: John Lahr
Release: 2014-09-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780393247121
Language: en
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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 his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2007
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780791093498
Language: en
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

Extending Russia

Extending Russia
Author: James Dobbins,Raphael S. Cohen,Nathan Chandler,Bryan Frederick,Edward Geist,Paul DeLuca,Forrest E. Morgan,Howard J. Shatz,Brent Williams
Release: 2019-04-11
Editor: RAND
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781977400215
Language: en
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As the U.S. National Defense Strategy recognizes, the United States is currently locked in a great-power competition with Russia. This report seeks to define areas where the United States can compete to its own advantage. It examines Russian vulnerabilities and anxieties; analyzes potential policy options to exploit them; and assesses the associated benefits, costs, and risks, as well as the likelihood of successful implementation.

Modern Critical Interpretations

Modern Critical Interpretations
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0791098249
Language: en
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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
Author: R. B. Parker
Release: 1983
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 200
ISBN: UOM:39015060851774
Language: en
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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

History of the United States
Author: John Clark Ridpath
Release: 1878
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 378
ISBN: OSU:32435016962037
Language: en
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A House Not Meant to Stand A Gothic Comedy

A House Not Meant to Stand  A Gothic Comedy
Author: Tennessee Williams
Release: 2008-04-17
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780811226356
Language: en
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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

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Release: 1976-10-28
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101665008
Language: en
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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

Essential Literary Terms
Author: Sharon Hamilton
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393283895
Language: en
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Help your students get the most out of their literature course.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
Language: en
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Trifles

Trifles
Author: Susan Glaspell
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 40
ISBN: UOM:39015008580576
Language: en
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Author: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Release: 1945
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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