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  • The term memory play was coined to describe this work.

  • I thought perhaps you wish for a gentleman call.

  • What did you say that?

  • Welcome to watchmojo.com and in this installment of mojo notes

  • Well be exploring 10 things you should know about Tennesse Williams -- the glass menagerie.

  • Oh. I can tell you. Things that would make you sleep. My enemy are planning to dynamite this place.

  • Number 10, about the author.

  • Born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, Tennessee Williams published his first short story at 17

  • After university, he took up multiple jobs while honing his skills as a playwright

  • He found the most success withThe Glass Menagerieand “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

  • Though he continued to write, health and personal problems eventually led to his death in 1983.

  • Number 9, influences and inspirations.

  • Williamsshort story entitledPortrait of a Girl in Glass

  • and screenplay calledThe Gentleman Callerserve as the two main sources of inspiration forThe Glass Menagerie

  • Williamsown life also loosely shapes this four-character memory play

  • For instance, the character of Tom is similar to Williams while Tom’s sister Laura was likely inspired by the writer’s real-life sister Rose.

  • Speak Tom. She wants me to tear it down and not speaking.

  • You just say youre sorry and start speaking. Youre not speaking.

  • Her not speaking. Is that such a tragedy?

  • Number 8, settings and era.

  • As the play’s narrator, it’s Tom Wingfield who recounts his time with his family during 1937.

  • The idea of getting a gentle man caller for my sister Laura began to play a more and more important part in my mother’s calculations.

  • While he’s telling the tale from a future point in time, the main action is based around his memories while living in an apartment in St. Louis.

  • Number 7, plot.

  • Well, I remember suggesting it would be nice to your sister if you brought home some nice young man from the warehouse.

  • Narrated by Tom, who is also the play’s protagonist, “The Glass Menagerietakes us back to when he worked at a shoe warehouse to support his mother Amanda and his sister Laura

  • Because Laura has a limp and is extremely shy limp, Amanda worries she won’t get married.

  • What should I wish for, mother? Happiness.

  • Tom brings a colleague named Jim to meet his sister, but things don’t work out.

  • I’ve always treasure the souvenir.

  • Since he was already unhappy with his life and then is blamed for the situation with Laura and Jim, Tom ultimately leaves his family.

  • Didn’t you tell me that he was your best friend in the warehouse?

  • He is. but how did I know?

  • Number 6, Tom Wingfield.

  • Tom’s father left many years ago, so Tom feels forced to help his mother and sister

  • But his job at the shoe warehouse is boring and unfulfilling

  • he’d rather be a writer.

  • You think I would get crazy about the warehouse? You think I’m in love with the continental shoemakers?

  • You think I want to spend 55 years of my life down there in that sell Texan?

  • In order to escape from this dull existence, he goes out at night

  • Where have you been all these time? I’ve been to a movie.

  • Though his unhappiness later causes him to leave his family, Tom still expresses affection for his sister.

  • Number 5, Amanda Wingfield.

  • Amanda is a single mother trying to take care of her children following the departure of her husband several years ago

  • You know I’ve put up a solitary battle all these years. But you were my right hand power. Now, don’t fail me. Don’t fall down.

  • She is infatuated with the past, and especially her time as a Southern Belle, because she is unhappy with the present

  • But she’s very much concerned with the future, specifically that of her children: pushing Tom to be more responsible limp and desiring a husband for Laura.

  • What a waste for a moon. Success and happiness from the precious children. That’s what I wish for.

  • Number 4, Laura Wingfield and Jim O’Connor.

  • Though she’s the older sibling, Laura Wingfield is a fragile person with a limp

  • Laura, you are ill.

  • Instead of dealing with reality, she prefers to retreat into her own world with her glass figurines at the center.

  • She’s as rare and unusual as a blue rose or a unicorn and as delicate as her figurines.

  • If you weep, it breaks.

  • Her unselfish personality is in stark contrast with the rest of her family.

  • She’s also the character around which the plot turns. Because her mother wants a man to support her,

  • Laura’s eventually introduced to her brother’s colleague. How do you do?

  • Jim turns out to be a former high school crush and the only person who’s able to really understand and connect with Laura.

  • Well…I judge you to be an old-fashion type of girl. I think that’s pretty good type to be. No, I hope you don’t think I’m being too personal.

  • However, his engagement to another woman prevents their relationship from progressing any further.

  • I thought I have to explain the situation in case you misunderstood. And I hurt your feelings.

  • Number 3, values and themes.

  • The main theme ofThe Glass Menagerieexplores how strongly memories and living in the past can affect people.

  • The play also deals with what it’s like to feel trapped, as demonstrated by Tom’s unhappiness with his job and living with his family

  • Why do you go to the movie all the time? I go to the movies, mother, because I like adventure. Oh, youll find the adventure in that career.

  • And the adventure is something you don’t get of my job in a warehouse.

  • Yet at the same time, he feels a duty to his family

  • Other themes dealt with in the play include the effects of denial, the pursuit of dreams and the roles of gender.

  • Number 2, Modern popularity.

  • After finding fans in several critics during its initial Chicago run in 1944

  • The Glass Menageriehelped Williams earn his first taste of success and paved the way for more success with “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

  • The play also spawned multiple stage performances and inspired several parodies.

  • You walk with your seventeen settlement colors.

  • Number 1, adaptations.

  • Though there have been radio productions of the play, the more known adaptations are its onscreen versions.

  • These include the 1950 film with Kirk Douglas and the 1987 Paul Newman-directed flick

  • But the best-received version is the Emmywinning 1973 TV movie with Katharine Hepburn and Sam Waterson.

  • Maybe she’s the type people call home girl.

  • There’s no such type and if there is, it’s a pity.

  • Do you agree with our list? What’s your favorite piece ofThe Glass Menagerietrivia?

  • You know, it doesn’t take much intelligence to get yourself in the one nail up box.

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  • I wish you happiness and good fortune.

The term memory play was coined to describe this work.

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