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Questions about the American playwright Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) or about any of his works, which include 'The Glass Menagerie' (1944), 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1955) and 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (1959).

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Was The Glass Menagerie the first memory play, or merely the first instance of the phrase?

There seems little dispute that Tennessee Williams coined the phrase "memory play" to describe his play The Glass Menagerie, in which one of the characters is also the narrator of events ...
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The Glass Menagerie: Laura's fate

Is the ending of The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams) tragic for Laura? The tragedy of Tom is plain to see; he is out living his dream but cannot enjoy a second of it because of his overwhelming ...
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What is the effect of the stage directions in scene 6 of The Glass Menagerie?

In Scene 6, page 50 line 27, there's the following stage direction: Low drums sound when the doorbell rings and Laura is required to open the door to let Jim and Tom in. What is the effect of this ...
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Is there anything positive about Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire?

Is there anything positive about the character of Stanley in the play A Streetcar Named Desire? I vaguely remembered that he supported Blanche to meet with that man... Is there anything more about ...
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