The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 9, 1945

The Glass Menagerie (by Tennessee Williams; produced by Eddie Dowling & Louis J. Singer) arrived on Broadway (after a thirteen-week run in Chicago) to receive a loud welcome from Manhattan critics. As a play, The Glass Menagerie has its faults and needless frills. As a piece of theater, however, it is appealing and unusual, clothing an uneventful family history in plenty of stage color. And in the role of the mother, Laurette Taylor gives the most fascinating and memorable performance of the season.

Actress Taylor plays a middleaged, down-at-heel former Southern belle, long...

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