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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 State Teachers College, "The Glass Menagerie (1962)" (1962). Theatre Programs 1940-1969. 9.
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