‘Glass’ Dismissed: Concluding Our Discussion of The Glass Menagerie (for Parterre Box)

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DAVID FOX: Well, Cameron. We have now worked our way through four filmed versions of The Glass Menagerie! While I personally will never tire of discussing Tennessee Williams’ play—to my mind, his greatest work, as well as my single favorite American drama—perhaps the time has come. Yet there remain some memories and impressions I know we’d both like to share—on a few stage performances, memorable in various ways, as well as a couple of oddities in YouTube. So how about one more roundup?

CAMERON KELSALL: It’s certainly been an enjoyable and edifying experience to be able to work through my feelings toward this complex and endlessly fascinating play with you over the last week. There seem to be more recorded versions of The Glass Menagerie than the average American classic, and that correlates with its popularity on stage. In the past 15 years alone in New York, I count four major revivals, three of them on Broadway—and between the two of us, I think we’ve seen them all. I know I have strong feelings, but before we dive into discussing those, perhaps we should turn to the other curiosities that are available for mass consumption.

Read the full post at Parterre Box.

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