The Glass Menagerie Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'.
Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories.
Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura's romantic illusions are crushed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 09/02/2009
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780141190266
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Review by SoonerCatholic
Setting: This play about moving forward is set in an apartment in St. Louis during the 1930s.Plot: Amanda attempts to find a suitor for her shy daughter Laura.Characters: Tom (protagonist) goes to movies, ultimately leaves; Laura- shy, fragile, owns glass collection, Amanda (antagonist)- flighty, unintentionally cruel; Jim- nice ordinary young manSymbols- blue roses, picture of father, glass collectionCharacteristics: a play about the need to be aware of the presentMy Reaction: I thought the message of the play was true but hearing the satire detracted from its meaning.