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The Glass Menagerie
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If you are a big fan of theater productions then we have a treat waiting for you. The Glass Menagerie is now coming to perform for you once again and this is surely going to be an exciting event. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this incredible experience. Grab The Glass Menagerie tickets right away and get set for the fun!
This brilliant play was created by Tennessee Williams. It is a memory play which includes only four characters. The stage production of the drama was first shown in the year 1944 in Chicago. It went on to become a major success and was attended by critics Claudia Cassidy and Ashton Stevens, both of whom gave it raving reviews. This helped in building audiences and making the play extremely successful. Soon after its premiere performance, the production moved on to Broadway. Here too, it received phenomenal success, winning the New York Drama Critics Circle Award only a year after the original release. The play was shown on the 31st of March, 1945 at the Playhouse Theatre. It ran until June of next year and gave countless successful performances. The play then shifted to the Royale Theatre in the year 1946.
The directors of the play were Margo Jones and Eddie Dowling. The original cast of the play included Anthony Ross in the role of Jim O’Conner, Julie Haydon as Laura Wingfield, Laurette Taylor playing the character of Amanda Wingfield and Eddie Dowling in the role of Tom Wingfield. Due to the success of the play, Tennessee Williams soon became one of the most sought after playwrights of the United States.
Many consider The Glass Menagerie to be an autobiographical production. It is believed that the plot and characters of the play relate closely to Tennessee’s own life, more so than his other productions. This has been his most successful production to date. It is also suggested that Laura’s character takes its basis from Tennessee himself.
Tennessee Williams has been known to include detailed use of symbols in his productions, as well as strong autobiographical relatedness. This is especially true on The Glass Menagerie. The central symbol in this stage play is the eponymous glass menagerie with a corresponding unicorn. A unicorn is in reality a non-existent fantasy creature to which properties such as shyness, rarity and individualism are attributed. These characteristics are shown in Laura Wingfield, who is the lead character in the play.
The play has been adapted into several radio, television and film versions over the course of time. Two film versions have been created, the first of which was produced in the year 1950. It had Irving Rapper as its director and the cast included Arthur Kennedy, Ann Tyrell, Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman and Gertrude Lawrence. The second movie adaptation of the play occurred in the year 1987. This had Paul Newman as its director. The cast of the film included James Naughton, Karen Allen, John Malkovich and Joanne Woodward.
The character of Amana Wingfield has been portrayed by countless actors over the years in different productions. Some of the artists who have played this role include Cherry Jones, Harriet Harris, Judith Ivey, Jessica Lange, Julie Harris, Jessica Tandy and several more as well. A parody of The Glass Menagerie was produced by Christopher Durang. This was named For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls. The play was also parodied by The Gold Dust Orphans and Ryan Landry. This was titled The Plexiflass Menagerie. The cast was all male with Landry himself acting in the role of Amanda.
Now, this brilliant production is on its way to a theater near you. Hurry up, book The Glass Menagerie tickets right away and gear up for an incredible theater experience.