Tennessee Williams
Lesson plans for The Glass Menagerie and other works

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Biography and Background

Perspectives in American Literature: Tennessee Williams
This site lists primary and extensive critical works. Scroll down for study questions for "Portrait of a Madonna." Material at this site may not be appropriate for some students.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
This study guide is designed for a specific theater's production but includes activities that will work in any classroom. Character analysis, author biography, focus on themes of escape, memory, dreams, fear, and success. 7 pages; Adobe Reader required.

The Memory Play in American Drama
"Students will examine the concept of memory, first from a personal perspective, and then as an element of modern American drama." This lesson uses The Glass Menagerie .

Tennessee's Finest: Teaching The Glass Menagerie
A teacher reflects on her experience with the play. Follow the link to a list of 44 vocabulary words.

Vocabulary from The Glass Menagerie
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

A Streetcar Named Desire

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