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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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Partners in Crime

Advantages: unpredictable ending, mostly well acted, keeps you thinking
Disadvantages: uncomfortable seats, some unexplained parts to play

...Agatha Christie is a literary genius, but how would the works of this crime-writing expert translate to the world of theatre? I decided to find out with the help of my family and went along with great expectation. I have to say that I was not disappointed ...

Okocha 26.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Mousetrap (And Selected Plays) - Agatha Christie

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CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET

Advantages: Great suprise
Disadvantages: Bit expensive

I am not one for following old English culture and going to things such as Theatres and Plays after all they are just for rich people to go and see are they not weel I was pleasently suprised by my first visit to a Theatre. I was sitting there trying ...

barrytoplis 30.12.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Mousetrap (And Selected Plays) - Agatha Christie

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