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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams was first performed in Chicago in 1944, before its publication and Broadway debut in 1945. The play is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s and deals with the difficulties of the Wingfield family, consisting of Amanda and her two grown children, Tom and Laura.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3545.I5365

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. 1988.

                            Call Number: PS3545.I5365 G537 1988

  • Crandell, George (ed.). The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. 1996.

                           Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z616 1996

  • Falk, Signi L. Tennessee Williams. 1961.

                           Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z64 1961

  • Siebold, Thomas (ed.). Readings on the Glass Menagerie. 1998.

                          Call Number: PS3545.I5365 G539 1998

  • Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. 1945.

                          Call Number: PS3545.I5365 G5 1999


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Williams, Tennessee


Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 5, pg. 498-9, 501, 503-4

o        Vol. 7, pg. 540-1, 543, 545

o        Vol. 11, pg. 571-6

o        Vol. 30, pg. 455-8, 461, 464-6, 469-70

o        Vol. 71, pg. 354-406

o        Vol. 111, pg. 379-80, 388-9, 391, 393, 395, 397, 404, 408, 414, 417-24

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.Call Number: REF PN1625.C68 2003

o        Vol. 7, pg. 3623-25

·               Drama Criticism.Call Number: REF PN1625.D72

o        Vol. 4, pg. 371-4, 378-9, 381-91, 398, 418

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1601.D595

o        Vol. 1, pg.123-39

  • Masterplots: Revised 2nd ed.Call Number: REF PN44.M33 1996

o        Vol. 5, pg. 2543-5

  • The Tennessee Williams EncyclopediaCall Number: REF PS3545.I5365 Z459

o        Pg. 78-84


Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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