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Fragility and a desire to escape

Advantages: Brilliant portrayal of characters
Disadvantages: A live performance would be better than the book

Set in 1930s America, the narrator tells us that 'The Glass Menagerie' is a memory play, and as such it is not realistic, as our memories select only what they want to remember. He tells us who the main characters in the play are, including Jim, the gentl ...

denella 15.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams

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A great haunting play

Advantages: Fantastic dialogue
Disadvantages: N/A

One of the greatest plays I ever read in contemporary American Literature is the Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. It is a short but really intense play with a lot of thematic psychological features such as escapism and the post-depression American ...

diamond_sparkles 04.09.2009 · Read full review
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The Glass Menagerie

Advantages: Literary masterpiece
Disadvantages: Lacks realism

..."The Glass Menagerie" is a play about a family in 1930's America torn apart by the abandonment of the father. It was Tennessee Williams's first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights. It was first performe ...

ReviewingExpertise 25.04.2008 · Read full review
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Complex Oedipus

Advantages: Absolutely brilliantly written and plotted
Disadvantages: Umm... er...

Oedipus is considered by many people, including Aristotle who used it as the model of a perfect tragedy in his “poetics”, to be the finest tragedy ever written. I am one of these people, and given that I have a tendancy to detest books I studied at school ...

Muswell 16.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

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Eatapus

Advantages: Classic Greek drama
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to everyone

I’ve always been kind of interested in Greeks and mythology, but it was something I never really took up. In the course of my degree, however, I studied both Plato and Aristotle, and their thoughts on Greek art and drama in particular. In ancient Greek so ...

a-true-ben 09.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

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