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    The Glass Menagerie
    By Tennessee Williams

    20:15, Fri 3rd May 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    Easter Week 1

    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'.
    The play premiered in Chicago in 1944. It was championed by Chicago critics Ashton Stevens and Claudia Cassidy whose enthusiasm helped build audiences so the producers could move the play to Broadway where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. Laurette Taylor originated the role of the all-too-loving mother, Amanda Wingfield. In the 2004 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, Broadway veterans nearly unanimously rank Taylor's performance as the most memorable of their entire lives. The Glass Menagerie was Williams's first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights.
    The play was reworked from one of Williams's short stories "Portrait of a Girl in Glass". The story is also written from the point of view of narrator Tom Wingfield, and many of his soliloquies from The Glass Menagerie seem lifted straight from this original. Certain elements have clearly been omitted from the play, including the reasoning for Laura's fascination with Jim's freckles. Generally the story contains the same plot as the play, with certain sections given more emphasis, and character details edited.

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    • Mon 14th Jun, 17:00ā€“21:00, Random Location 5

    Contact before 19th Jun 2021 01:00 for more details.

    Designer roles for The Glass Menagerie

    We are looking for: Artistic Director , Production Designer

      Contact Random Contact 25, before 5th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.


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