Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Glass Menagerie Quiz, Scrapbook Project Due!

1st Period: After our quiz, please go next door to complete and put the finishing touches on your "scrapbook" project.

2nd Period: Please return to room 238 to conduct our "show & tell" and to discuss and share our projects on The Glass Menagerie with the class.

For those of you who missed it the first time:
Check out these other Williams' films:
Most of Williams' plays (as well as his films) revolve around a central secret: something terrible or haunting or degenerate that a protagonist desperately tries to cover up. Williams' women are often unhappy, the men brutish and insensitive. Oh, where will it lead but to modern American drama!

We can learn a lot about playwriting from Tennessee Williams. A character in pain or conflict lies at the  center of his plays. The use of a "secret" allows appropriate tension and rising conflict until a climactic scene reveals the truth. Learn from this.


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