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PDF Title: The Glass Menagerie
Book File Type: PDF Download / Read Online
PDF Author: Tennessee Williams
Publication Date: January 01-1944
Genre: Play, Drama
Audiobook : Yes
PDF Language: English
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, first performed in 1944. The play is set in St. Louis during the Great Depression and follows the story of the Wingfield family: Amanda, a faded Southern belle clinging to memories of her past; Tom, an aspiring poet who longs for adventure; and Laura, a shy and fragile young woman who retreats into a world of glass figurines. The story is narrated by Tom, who introduces the play as a memory of his past. The plot revolves around Amanda's desperate attempts to find a suitable husband for Laura, and Tom's struggle between his loyalty to his family and his desire for freedom. When Amanda persuades Tom to bring a gentleman caller, Jim, home for dinner, the evening takes an unexpected turn, leading to a shattering conclusion that leaves the characters irrevocably changed. The Glass Menagerie has been praised for its lyrical language, powerful characterizations, and evocative portrayal of the human condition. The play has been widely performed and adapted, and it remains a classic of American drama.

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"Time is the longest distance between two places."

"I didn't go to the moon, I went much further"”for time is the longest distance between two places."

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, first performed in 1944. The play is set in St. Louis during the Great Depression and follows the story of the Wingfield family: Amanda, a faded Southern belle clinging to memories of her past; Tom, an aspiring poet who longs for adventure; and Laura, a shy and fragile young woman who retreats into a world of glass figurines.

The story is narrated by Tom, who introduces the play as a memory of his past. The plot revolves around Amanda's desperate attempts to find a suitable husband for Laura, and Tom's struggle between his loyalty to his family and his desire for freedom. When Amanda persuades Tom to bring a gentleman caller, Jim, home for dinner, the evening takes an unexpected turn, leading to a shattering conclusion that leaves the characters irrevocably changed.

The Glass Menagerie has been praised for its lyrical language, powerful characterizations, and evocative portrayal of the human condition. The play has been widely performed and adapted, and it remains a classic of American drama.

Quotes

"Time is the longest distance between two places."

"I didn't go to the moon, I went much further"”for time is the longest distance between two places."

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