The Glass Menagerie the Glass Menagerie the Glass Menagerie the Glass Menagerie (Paperback)

By Tennessee Williams, Tony Kushner (Introduction by)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218948, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

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In a cramped St. Louis apartment the aging Southern belle Amanda Wingfield, long preoccupied by memories of gentlemen callers and a world that no longer exists, is energized by the dilemma of how to save what remains of her family. Her restless son Tom -- factory worker, aspiring poet, and the narrator of the play -- is swept up in Amanda's comic and heartbreaking schemes to find Laura, his agonizingly shy and handicapped sister, a husband.

This new edition of The Glass Menagerie comes with an exciting introduction by the playwright Tony Kushner. Williams's classic essay on the effect of swift and unexpected fame, "The Catastrophe of Success," his original production notes, and a new essay on the autobiographical background of the play by the distinguished Williams scholar Allean Hale are also included.