The Glass Menagerie as a memory play


Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a drama that is frequently referred to as a “memory play.” This phrase describes a style of play in which the main character—typically the playwright—also serves as a character in the play and narrates the storyline using their own memories and recollections. Tom Wingfield, the play’s narrator and the main character, narrates the story to the audience in “The Glass Menagerie” while also playing a part in the play.

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