History Theatre / TheGlassMenagerie

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.
5th Mar '14 11:26:24 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* TheLastStraw: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave.]]



* WaferThinMint: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave.]]
7th Dec '13 11:38:31 AM Angelus
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Not only Jim is already engaged, Tom finally decides he has had it and leaves the family.]]

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



* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Tom abandones his mother and sister, just like his father.]]

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* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Tom abandones abandons his mother and sister, just like his father.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: Tom doesn't tell Jim that the dinner is supposed to introduce Jim as a suitor to Laura. [[spoiler: Jim is taken.]]

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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 is taken.already engaged.]]



* UnreliableNarrator:

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* UnreliableNarrator:UnreliableNarrator: Tom admits the most realistic character is Jim
7th Dec '13 11:34:40 AM Angelus
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The Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams 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 Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams 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.
3rd Jul '13 11:03:13 AM reillymouse
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* ChristmasCake: The implication is that if Jim doesn't get together with Laura, [[spoiler: and he doesn't,]] she will become this.

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* ChristmasCake: The implication is that if Jim doesn't get together with marry Laura, she's doomed to a life of spinsterhood. [[spoiler: and he doesn't,]] she will become this.He doesn't.]]



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Tom[[spoiler:, in his monologue in the end]].

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Tom[[spoiler:, Tom, in his monologue in the end]].end.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Not only Jim is already betrothed, Tom finally decides he has had it and leaves the family.]]

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



* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Tom and his father abandoning Amanda and Laura.]]

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* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Tom abandones his mother and sister, just like his father abandoning Amanda and Laura.father.]]



* InformedFlaw: Laura being crippled. It doesn't show in the present, though she's been embarrassed having a brace in high school.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Amanda, she boasts on and on about the [[strike:gentleman caller]] ''seventeen gentlemen callers'' she had back in her youth. The fact that now she settles with two children on a dingy apartment in a big city with her husband somewhere in TheDeepSouth is an indication of ''something's amiss''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Tom, but for good reason. Amanda could be more of a Jerkass than Tom, however.

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* InformedFlaw: Laura being crippled. It doesn't show in the present, show, though she's been embarrassed having supposedly she wore a brace in high school.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Amanda, she Amanda boasts on and on about the [[strike:gentleman caller]] ''seventeen ''seventeen'' gentlemen callers'' callers she had back in her youth. The fact that now she settles with two children on a dingy apartment in a big city with her husband somewhere in TheDeepSouth is an indication of ''something's amiss''.
youth.
* {{Jerkass}}: Amanda. Tom, too, but for good reason. Amanda could be more of a Jerkass than Tom, however.reason.



* LonelyDollGirl: Laura, with her collection of glass figurines.
* MakeAWish: Played with. Tom assumed Amanda's wish on the moon would be a gentleman caller for Laura and informs her he found one for her, while Amanda wished the best for her children. Finding a gentleman caller has been Amanda's wish for a long time, [[spoiler:but both wishes are subverted when the gentleman in question is taken and none of the characters save Jim are happy in the end.]]

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* LonelyDollGirl: Laura, with her collection of glass figurines.
figures.
* MakeAWish: Played with. Tom assumed Amanda's wish on the moon would be a gentleman caller for Laura and informs her he found one for her, while Amanda wished Laura, but was actually the best for her children. Finding a gentleman caller has been Amanda's wish for a long time, [[spoiler:but both Both wishes are subverted when [[spoiler: the gentleman in question is potential suitor Tom finds turns out to be taken and none of the characters save Jim neither Tom nor Laura are happy in the end.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Mr. Wingfield

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* ParentalAbandonment: Mr. WingfieldWingfield.



* PricelessMingVase: The glass menagerie itself, and especially [[spoiler: the little unicorn]]. Not PlayedForLaughs.
* PrinceCharming: Subverted slightly, but cruelly; [[spoiler: the Prince is taken]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Jim is getting married.]]

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* PricelessMingVase: The glass menagerie itself, and especially [[spoiler: the little unicorn]]. unicorn.]] Not PlayedForLaughs.
* PrinceCharming: Subverted slightly, but cruelly; [[spoiler: the Prince is taken]].
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TheReveal: [[spoiler: Jim [[spoiler:Jim is getting married.already engaged.]]



* ShrinkingViolet: Laura, and how! Laura is so shy she locks herself up at home. The only attempt she had in typing class ended in failure when she threw up due to shyness. To top it off, she skipped classes every day and visited zoos instead.

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* ShrinkingViolet: Laura, and how! Laura is Laura. She's so shy she locks herself up at home. The only attempt she had that being in typing class ended in failure when she threw up due a ''typing class'' caused her to shyness. To top it off, she skipped classes every day and visited zoos instead.vomit.



* 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.
* TrivialTitle: Named after a collection of glass animals owned by one of the characters. It should be specified, though, that the incidental element has symbolic meaning: The glass animals represent the fragility of the characters' relationship with each other.
* UnreliableNarrator
* WaferThinMint: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when you think [[spoiler: Laura will "win" Jim due to their little dance and kiss, TheReveal hits]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [[spoiler: When Laura's favorite glass piece - a unicorn - that she showed to Jim breaks. Even more so because it breaks off its horn: "Now it's just like all the other horses".]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The play is a flashback.

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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.
* TrivialTitle: Named after a collection of glass animals owned by one of the characters. It should be specified, though, that the incidental element has symbolic meaning: The glass animals represent the fragility of the characters' relationship with each other.
* UnreliableNarrator
UnreliableNarrator:
* WaferThinMint: Amanda yelling at Tom for [[spoiler:inviting a man who's already engaged, which causes Tom to leave]].
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when you think [[spoiler: Laura will "win" Jim due to their little dance and kiss, TheReveal hits]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: [[spoiler: When Laura's favorite glass piece - a unicorn - that she showed to Jim breaks. Even more so because it breaks off its horn: "Now it's just like all the other horses".
leave.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when you think [[spoiler: Laura will "win" Jim due to their little dance and kiss, TheReveal hits.]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The Most of the play is a flashback.
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