The Glass Menagerie

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The Glass Menagerie

Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey

The Glass Menagerie 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) Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey, Keira Keeley, Michael Mosley - Laura Pels Theatre
Playbill / Program Date Mar 2012
Run: Mar 24, 2010-Jun 13, 2010
Size 215 x 135 mm Pages 44
Condition: Used Good 8/10

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