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The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theater, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williams s elegiac master- piece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this memory play have made it one of America s most powerful, timeless, and compelling plays. The introduction by Tony Kushner sparkles with the kind of rich, unique insight that only a fellow playwright could convey. The Deluxe Centennial Edition includes: Tony Kushner s astonishing introduction. The pioneering essay, The Homosexual in Society, by Tennessee s friend Robert Duncan, and poems by Hart Crane, E. E. Cummings, Walt Whitman, and Tennessee Williams, which Kushner discusses as sources of inspiration. The Pretty Trap, a cheerful one-act run-up to The Glass Menagerie. The Portrait of a Girl in Glass, Tennessee s short-story variation of the play Photographs of great actresses who have played Amanda, and stills from various stage and film incarnations of The Glass Menagerie. Williams s classic essay about fame, The Catastrophe of Success. The playwright s original Production Notes. The 1944 opening-night rave reviews from Chicago. An essay by the distinguished Williams scholar Allean Hale, Inside The Menagerie, provides autobiographical particulars about Williams s family life in St. Louis. A gorgeous new jacket design by Rodrigo Corral."

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The revolutionary newness of The Glass Menagerie . . . was in its poetic lift, but an underlying hard dramatic structure was what earned the play its right to sing poetically. -- Arthur Miller

With the advent of The Glass Menagerie . . . Tennessee Williams emerged as a poet-playwright and a unique new force in theatre throughout the world. -- Lyle Leverich in Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams

Seeing The Glass Menagerie was like stumbling on a flower in a junkyard Williams had pushed language and character to the front of the stage as never before. --Arthur Miller"

Delicate and perceptive, The Glass Menagerie inhabits a half-world between comedy and tragedy. "

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Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

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