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The Glass Menagerie - 11

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The Glass Menagerie - Melbourne Theatre Company - 2004

by Tennessee Williams

The play is introduced to the audience by Tom as a memory play, based on his recollection of his mother Amanda and his sister Laura. Amanda's husband abandoned the family long ago. Although a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the illusions and comforts she remembers from her days as a fêted Southern belle. She yearns especially for these things for her daughter Laura, a young adult with a crippled foot and tremulous insecurity about the outside world. The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams. Williams worked on various drafts of the play prior to writing a version of it as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was contracted. Initial ideas stemmed from one of his short stories, and the screenplay originally went under the name of 'The Gentleman Caller' (Williams envisioned Ethel Barrymore and Judy Garland for the roles that eventually became Amanda and Laura Wingfield although Louis B. Mayer insisted on casting Greer Garson as Laura.

The Glass Menagerie (Play) Gillian Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Pia Miranda, Tim Wright

Director Kate Cherry
Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Jon Buswell
Composer David Chesworth
Stage Manager Millie Mullinar

Playbill / Program Date Feb - Apr 2004 MTC The Playhouse Theatre

Size 150 x 240 mm  

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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