That is, in The Glass Menagerie, the
present is a diegetic temporality in which "the indirect, descriptive or narrative representation of objects, persons, spaces, and events through language" takes place whereas the past is a mimetic one in which the direct representation of such objects, persons, speeches, spaces, and events on a stage" happens (Puchner 24).
He also directed twice on Broadway (The Square: Root of Wonderful and The Glass Menagerie, the
latter which gave a command performance at the White House) and in the 1970s earned five Jeff Awards for productions he helmed in Chicago.
A string of projects followed, including Generation, Three, The Glass Menagerie, The
Great Gatsby, Capricorn One, Eagle's Wing and Heaven's Gate.
Bruce's theatre work includes Manchester Royal Exchange productions of Antigone, The Glass Menagerie, The
Revenger's Tragedy and Antony And Cleopatra.
(Even as it would be a concession to Tom's choral function, though, unlike the choruses of ancient Greek tragedy, Tom is a chorus of one; and, at the end of The Glass Menagerie, the
individualistic Tom abandons the stage, or his family, whereas the socially-minded Greek chorus never deserted the stage and its fellow citizens.) But the fact that Williams never indicates in the stage directions that Tom is present at all times suggests that he was really writing what he decries in his Production Notes: a "straight realistic play with its genuine Frigidaire and authentic ice-cubes, its characters who speak exactly as its audience speaks ..." (p.
In the published version of The Glass Menagerie, the
opening description of the Wingfield apartment in "one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units" clearly situates it on Enright Avenue, where the events of Menagerie actually took place in 1933.
Glass Menagerie, The
One-act drama by Williams, Tennessee, produced in 1944 and published in 1945.
THEATRE: The Glass Menagerie, the
modern classic which the American writer Tennessee Williams described as being based on his own strained relationship with his mother and sister, gets an airing from Liverpool University Drama Society.
Fused with his subject, Leverich understandably makes monumental claims for The Glass Menagerie, the
premiere of which provides the book's narrative and emotional climax.