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A beautiful clothbound edition of a beloved classic to celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s greatest playwright, with a sweeping new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Tony Kushner.
The Deluxe Centennial Edition includes:
• Tony Kushner’s astonishing introduction.
• The pioneering essay, “The Homosexual in Society,” by Tennessee’s friend Robert Duncan, and poems by Hart Crane, E. E. Cummings, Walt Whitman, and Tennessee Williams, which Kushner discusses as sources of inspiration.
• “The Pretty Trap,” a cheerful one-act run-up to The Glass Menagerie.
• “The Portrait of a Girl in Glass,” Tennessee’s short-story variation of the play
• Photographs of great actresses who have played Amanda, and stills from various stage and film incarnations of The Glass Menagerie.
• Williams’s classic essay about fame, “The Catastrophe of Success.”
• The playwright’s original “Production Notes.”
• The 1944 opening-night rave reviews from Chicago.
• An essay by the distinguished Williams scholar Allean Hale, “Inside The Menagerie,” provides autobiographical particulars about Williams’s family life in St. Louis.
• A gorgeous new jacket design by Rodrigo Corral.
“Seeing The Glass Menagerie was like stumbling on a flower in a junkyard — Williams had pushed language and character to the front of the stage as never before.” — Arthur Miller
“Delicate and perceptive, The Glass Menagerie inhabits a half-world between comedy and tragedy.” — The New York Times