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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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Review of The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams

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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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The Milk Train!

Advantages: very good characters and suspension build!
Disadvantages: -

...Another crazily amazing book by tennessee... it contains real depth and one cannot stop reading! The characters are also very strong and bold, similarly to 'A street Car Names Desire'. The play is set in Italy and centres on a wealthy old woman, Mrs G ...

moonaboo 18.06.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - Tennessee Williams

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A diamond in the rough

Advantages: all the works of Oscar Wilde are included (prose, critisicm, drama, poetry), affordable edition
Disadvantages: the edition is liable to tear and wear, it is not aesthetically appealing

Though many people only know Oscar Wilde as an aphorist and a playwright I think it is his prose where his genius truly manifests itself. This edition is a great and very affordable opportunity to own all of Wilde including prose (such as his celebrated n ...

picky31 23.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde

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