The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The play, The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, narrated by Tom Wingfield about his family, living in reduced circumstances in a St. Louis basement apartment in the late 1930s. His father has long since abandoned them, leaving his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura, with only Toms meager salary to support them. Amanda is unwilling to forget her earlier life as a popular Southern belle and tries to re-create that world for her very shy daughter by attracting gentleman callers to court Laura.
The Glass Menagerie was Williams first successful Broadway play and received the Drama Critics Circle award when it first appeared on Broadway in 1945. It is also Williams most autobiographical work, reflecting in heartfelt and poetic language much of his own background. To quote Tom: I give you truth in the pleasant guise of illusion. A moving and memorable American classic.
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