Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller , he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama. This play closely reflected his own unhappy family background. With his later work, Williams attempted a new style that did not appeal as widely to audiences. Much of Williams' most acclaimed work has been adapted for the cinema. He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays and a volume of memoirs. His mother, Edwina, was the daughter of Rose O.
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The Glass Menagerie is a remarkable play in its own right, full of poetic beauty and aching drama, but it is also remarkable in the context of Tennessee Williams ' greater body of work. It was his first produced play, and it ricocheted the young writer into uneasy stardom. Fame discomforted Williams just as much later in his career.
The s. The American Dream. Sexual promiscuity. At this time, despite suffrage, women had very few rights and homosexuality was criminal. Through that play, Williams set out to create a character that shared his perspective and fears about hiding who he is, through Blanche DuBois.