By Tennessee Williams
No play within the sleek theatre has so captured the mind's eye and center of the yank public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.
Menagerie was once Williams's first well known good fortune and introduced the bright, if slightly arguable, occupation of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. due to the fact that its most suitable in Chicago in 1944, with the mythical Laurette Taylor within the function of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for nice actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and played in school rooms and theatres worldwide. The Glass Menagerie (in the studying textual content the writer hottest) is now to be had merely in its New instructions Paperbook version. a brand new creation by means of favorite Williams student Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play greater than part a century after it received the recent York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his tale of a relatives whose lives shape a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice nonetheless resonates deeply and universally." This version of The Glass Menagerie additionally comprises Williams's essay at the impression of unexpected repute on a suffering author, "The disaster of Success," in addition to a quick part of Williams's personal "Production Notes." the canopy positive aspects the vintage line drawing by means of Alvin Lustig, initially performed for the 1949 New instructions variation.
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