Premiering in 1944, “The Glass Menagerie” won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and made Tennessee Williams one of the most famous playwrights in America. In an interactive setting we will read the play aloud, discussing along the way its theatricality and its continuing relevance. We will also look at some related short stories, poems, and films. Fortuitously, the course will coincide with the Barrington Stage production of The Glass Menagerie (October 3-21) and OLLI’s theatre brunch (Sunday, October 14), which class members will be encouraged to attend. LIMITED REGISTRATION.

Suggested Reading: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (New Directions 1999 paperback edition will be used in class). All other material will be distributed.

Karel Fisher, B.S., Anthropology, Columbia University; theatre work (acting, directing, writing) both abroad and in the U.S. Background in museum work in Asia and Africa.


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