History Theatre / TheGlassMenagerie

6th Jul '17 7:06:07 PM Luigifan
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* AuthorAvatar: The play is semi-autobiographical: Tom is Tennessee Williams himself, Laura is his mentally disabled sister Rose and Amanda is his mother.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Laura. Cruelly subverted that [[spoiler: just after she made an indication that she could do so, the crushing blow of TheReveal was too much that she went back to Shrinking Violet territory]]

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* AuthorAvatar: The play is semi-autobiographical: Tom is Tennessee Williams himself, Laura is his mentally disabled sister Rose Rose, and Amanda is his mother.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Laura. Cruelly subverted that [[spoiler: just [[spoiler:just after she made an indication that she could do so, the crushing blow of TheReveal was too so much that she went back to Shrinking Violet territory]]ShrinkingViolet territory.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Not only Jim is already engaged, Tom finally decides he has had it and abandons his family.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not only is Jim is already engaged, Tom finally decides he has had it and abandons his family.]]



* TheLastStraw: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave.]]

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* TheLastStraw: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave.]]leave]].



* MakeAWish: Played with. Tom assumed Amanda's wish on the moon would be a gentleman caller for Laura, but was actually the best for her children. Both wishes are subverted when [[spoiler: the potential suitor Tom finds turns out to be taken and neither Tom nor Laura are happy in the end.]]

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* MakeAWish: Played with. Tom assumed Amanda's wish on the moon would be a gentleman caller for Laura, but was actually the best for her children. Both wishes are subverted when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the potential suitor Tom finds turns out to be taken and neither Tom nor Laura are happy in the end.]]end]].



* OldMaid: The implication is that if Jim doesn't marry Laura, she's doomed to a life of spinsterhood. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]

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* OldMaid: The implication is that if Jim doesn't marry Laura, she's doomed to a life of spinsterhood. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: Tom doesn't tell Jim that the dinner is supposed to introduce Jim as a suitor to Laura. [[spoiler: Jim is already engaged.]]
* PricelessMingVase: The glass menagerie itself, especially [[spoiler: the little unicorn.]] Not PlayedForLaughs.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Tom doesn't tell Jim that the dinner is supposed to introduce Jim as a suitor to Laura. [[spoiler: Jim [[spoiler:Jim is already engaged.]]
* PricelessMingVase: The glass menagerie itself, especially [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the little unicorn.]] unicorn]]. Not PlayedForLaughs.



* ShaggyDogStory: The entire plan to bring Jim to a "casual dinner" [[spoiler: is ruined, and their sacrifices are made in complete vain.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: The entire plan to bring Jim to a "casual dinner" [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is ruined, and their sacrifices are made in complete vain.]]vain]].



* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Tom and Amanda's arguments get increasingly bitter, a significant escalation is when Tom accidentally breaks one of Laura's figurines. He's sorry for it at once.
* UnreliableNarrator: Tom admits the most realistic character is Jim
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when you think [[spoiler: Laura will "win" Jim due to their little dance and kiss, TheReveal hits.]]

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* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Tom and Amanda's arguments get increasingly bitter, bitter; a significant escalation is when Tom accidentally breaks one of Laura's figurines. He's sorry for it at once.
* UnreliableNarrator: Tom admits the most realistic character is Jim
Jim.
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when you think [[spoiler: Laura [[spoiler:Laura will "win" Jim due to their little dance and kiss, TheReveal hits.]]
19th Mar '17 3:27:22 PM nombretomado
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young Creator/KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young Creator/KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman Creator/PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.
20th Jan '17 1:07:49 PM Xtifr
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young Creator/KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young Creator/KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn Creator/KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.
10th Aug '16 9:36:29 PM WillBGood
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The Glass Menagerie is a play by TennesseeWilliams set in St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1930's. The play is an important part of the American theatrical repertoire and continues to be performed successfully by both professional and amateur theatres.

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The ''The Glass Menagerie Menagerie'' is a play by TennesseeWilliams set in St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1930's. The play is an important part of the American theatrical repertoire and continues to be performed successfully by both professional and amateur theatres.
19th Apr '15 9:31:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* FilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.

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* FilmOfTheBook: TheFilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young KirkDouglas, Creator/KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.
27th Feb '15 1:44:37 PM beack7
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* NiceGuy: Jim. In fact, that's pretty much Tennessee William's whole character description of Jim.

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* NiceGuy: Jim. In fact, that's pretty much Tennessee William's whole character description of Jim.
24th Feb '15 6:38:45 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: The implication is that if Jim doesn't marry Laura, she's doomed to a life of spinsterhood. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]


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* OldMaid: The implication is that if Jim doesn't marry Laura, she's doomed to a life of spinsterhood. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]
31st Dec '14 6:27:20 PM nombretomado
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* FilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.

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* FilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and JohnMalkovich, Creator/JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.
10th Jun '14 8:11:44 AM Nopperabo
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Laura's disorder is never named, but she may be suffering from anxiety disorder or mild schizophrenia. Her poor social skills and fixation on glass figurines could indicate Asperger's Syndrome.
13th May '14 4:07:23 PM AllenbysEyes
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* FilmOfTheBook: Several adaptations of varying quality. The two theatrical versions, Irving Rapper's 1950 film with Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy, Jane Wyman and a young KirkDouglas, and a 1987 adaptation, directed by PaulNewman and starring Joanne Woodward and JohnMalkovich, have mixed critical reputations. A 1973 TV version starring KatharineHepburn and Sam Waterston is much better-regarded.
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