The Glass Menagerie
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The dysfunctional family portrayed in this drama brought back memories of Williams' own unhappy life while living in St. Louis. It is a story about a mother deserted by her husband long ago, still living in the youth of her past, who is constantly worried about her grown son's nightlife and job stability as well as her terribly shy and slightly "crippled" dau...more
There are stories that we know every word of before we've ever read, seen or heard them. The Glass Menagerie is one of those for me. We'd act out scenes and make references like we actually knew what we were talking about. (My mom especially loved the "rise and shine" routine.) Remember that scene in Joe Ve ...more
أقول لما لم أختر مسرحية ليوجين أونيل
فيما عدا عربة اسمها الرغبة
لا أجد لتينيسي ما يشبع نهمي للمسرح
ولا أجد معه المتعة التي عادة ما أنشدها في قراءة المسرحية
لقد اخترت هذه لشهرتها
ولكنني مرة بعد مرة لا أفهم سبب شهرة تينيسي المدوية
تجربة أقل من العادية بمراحل
I really enjoyed this play, a lot more than I thought I would. It's a very short play but it managed to elicit all sorts of feelings from me,especially pity, mainly because the characters all carried some sort of burden or regret. There's the pushy, aba ...more
I used to write drama scripts in high school (Alamat ni Mariang Makiling) and college (The Silent Mourner) but those were a 2-3 decades ago. So, to help out, I read that chapter in Noli and wrote one. Jill ...more
عنوان: باغ وحش شیشه ای: نویسنده: تنسی ویلیامز؛ مترجم: حمید سمندریان؛
تنسی ویلیامز در تحلیل شخصیت آماندا میگوید: دوزخ در واقع خودِ آدمیست و تنها راه رهایی از آن از خود گذشتگی و مراقبت از دیگران است
و مورد تام: زمانی هست که آدم باید برود، حتی اگر مقصدش نامعلوم باشد
و در مورد لورا: شخصیتهای شکننده و منزوی که از زندگی هراس دارند، در باطن قویترین آدمها هستند
در باغوحش شیشهای هیچکس نمیبیند. همه گویی در رویا گام برمیدارند و تماس خود را با واقعیت تلخ پیرامون از دست دا ...more
Anyway, my copy of The Glass Menagerie has a favourable quote from Arthur Miller on the back, which I think falls under th ...more
There's just so much to love in this play. Williams' writing is exquisite and his utilization of symbols leaves myriad room for analysis. His deep and damaged characters call for discussion: Amanda Wingfield, the ambitious and heady mother of Laura and Tom, Lau ...more
واسه خودش شاهكاري بود! رويا بايد انگار هميشه رويا بمونه والا عين تمام واقعيت ها تلخ ميشه...
(I'm surprised I've never marked this as read before, and now I'll go off on a play spree.)
"Being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Because other people are not such wonderful people. They're one hundred times one thousand. You' ...more
ممنونم از خانم توکلی و بشری جانم :)
I really enjoyed this play looking at what is left of the Wingfield family (Amanda, Tom, and Laura).
Amanda (the mother) reminds me a saner version of Blanche DuBois from "A Streetcar Named Desire". Amanda is caught up in her past of receiving gentleman callers prior to agreeing to marry Tom and Laura' ...more
Im Vorwort steht auch etwas von einer psychisch belasteten Jugend.
Meiner Meinung nach hat er die Charaktere gut beschrieben, wenn auch etwas plakativ: die Schwache, die Egozentrische, den Skrupellosen (Traumtänzer), den Selbstbewussten.
Zur Geschichte: Laura hat eine leichte Behinderung am Bein; sie ist deswegen sehr introvertiert und lebt in ihrer eigenen Welt ...more
Anyone who knows of Tennessee Williams from seeing his plays will really enjoy reading his work. I thought he was extremely tuned into the characters - and the stage direction was really comprehensive. I got the impr ...more
A sad, sad trinket of a family bound by dead hopes that are constantly panic-revived into desperation. The mother has dreams for her children that are constantly thrust into them with the forceful insistence of a buzzing gnat; whining reminders of the future and futile efforts of inspiring action through persisting noise. One can either flee the waves of reproach or fully succumb to them, abandon all to find something better or cave in on oneself in full denial of reality. These reactions a ...more
However, I have some friends in Jeff Keeten and Mike Sullivan who are both southerners and are very well read on southern literature which, by the way, I consider a stand alone genre. Think they would agree and say the same.
Both are members of the On The Southern Literary Trail, a Goodreads Gro ...more
That's what Laura is.. A piece of glass beautifully shaped into an ephemeral structure,which breaks at the slightest wind.. Like glass,she is transparent and devoid of any stains of people of her age and society.. She has no wish of her own,and silently obeys her mother.. What a fragile being she is.! So different from others,and always left to a corner or wanting to be in a corner.. And how all that breaks at the wave of a hand,just like the horn of ...more
Amanda, la madre, benché non sia priva di senso pratico e di una certa determinazione, è tuttavia ancorata al ricordo del mondo della propria giovinezza, un sud salottiero e privilegiato, in cui la conver ...more