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    Tennessee Williams(Author) Robert Bray(Introduction)

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Amanda is a mother who is a victim of fantasies about her withdrawn daughter, Laura. Laura wears a leg-brace because of a crippling childhood illness and is at home only in her private world that centers on a collection of glass animal figures. When Amanda persuades her son, Tom, to invite a friend from work for dinner with hopes that it will lead to romance for Laura, it changes the family forever.

Seeing The Glass Menagerie was like stumbling on a flower in a junkyard -- Williams had pushed language and character to the front of thestage as never before.--Arthur Miller --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • By starfish128 on 21 April 2017

    I love this play. Went to see the current production of this at the West end the other week and absolutely loved it. Ordered this book straight after. It's a lovely short read, read it in a day or two. It's funny, heart felt and beautifully written. This is the first Tennessee Williams play I have seen and read. Very keen to read his other works now.

  • By Help2Talk on 19 December 2015

    Classic drama at it's best

  • By B. Turnbull on 10 December 2010

    Though most will pip for "Streetcar" as Williams' finest hour, I'd go for "The Glass Menagerie", a dark tale with great narration and stage direction that reads like lyrical prose. In the gothic genre, you will find better examples of the key themes ("Streetcar" is an obvious example), but there is something truly haunting about this play, something that will have you sympathizing with Tom and his odd family. A great read, even if you're not studying the genre.


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