The Character Of Tom Wingfield In The Glass Menagerie
Topics: Literary Analysis. They contain the drama and escape that people search for in entertainment. Amanda Wingfield is the matriarch of the Wingfield household. She was born in the deep South and grew up in the life of luxury.
The Glass Menagerie  is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller. The play premiered in Chicago in After a shaky start, it was championed by Chicago critics Ashton Stevens and Claudia Cassidy , whose enthusiasm helped build audiences so the producers could move the play to Broadway where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in