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The Glass Menagerie - William Cook

Arts | By William Cook

Tennessee in Missouri: Lizzie Annis, Victor Alli and Amy Adams in The Glass Menagerie

The stand-out performance in this production of The Glass Menagerie is Lizzie Annis' portrayal of searing sensitivity and vulnerability as the crippled Laura. By William Cook

‘Time is the longest distance between two places,’ observes the narrator of The Glass Menagerie. Yet 78 years since its Broadway debut, Tennessee Williams’s breakthrough play remains as vibrant and urgent as ever. It’s set in St Louis, Missouri, in the 1930s, but its themes are eternal and universal: the unbridgeable gap between the lives we lead and the lives we dream of; the love that binds families together and tears them apart. ...


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