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Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Dr. Donald C. Spencer

From the program:

This play, Tennessee Williams' first commercial success, made its appearance in New York in 1945 with Laurette Taylor as Amanda, Julie Haydon as Laura, and producer Eddie Dowling as Tom. It was a notable success and won the Drama Critics Circle Award. Since then THE GLASS MENAGERIE has been a staple in the college and community theatre repertoire. In the catalogue of Williams' dramas this play stands as a refreshing and useful contrast with the more recent output which tends to capitalize on the often rather bizarre elements in contemporary society: the neurotic, the psychotic, and sometimes the perverse. THE GLASS MENAGERIE of all the plays is the most lyrical and gently sentimental. Its hues tend to be muted rather than garish, its range limited rather than extended, its crises corrosive rather than explosive.

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Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program


Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History



Tom Wingfield ... James Thurlow
Amanda Wingfield ... Barbara Leighton
Laura Wingfield ... Lena Marstaller
Jim O'Connor ... James Brown

Location: Box 13, HG 1:615, Folder 3

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The Glass Menagerie (1962)



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