Drama Club hosts speaker on ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Drama Club hosts speaker on The Glass Menagerie

Lauren Puckett

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A legendary work of literature is once again resurfacing for analysis. This Friday, Oct. 19, the Drama Club will be hosting University of Missouri-Columbia theatre dramaturg William Palmer, who will give a presentation on Tennessee Williams’s famous piece, The Glass Menagerie.
Williams’ play was first performed in 1944, and focuses on the lives and interactions of four characters–Amanda, Tom, Laura and Jim. The story is largely autobiographical, and regarded as one of the greatest pieces of 20th century American literature.
The presentation will take place in Room 408. Refreshments are provided at 3:15 p.m, and Palmer will present from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the event.
Acting teacher Mary Margaret Coffield says that this presentation is close to her heart, as she played Laura in a touring production of The Glass Menagerie her senior year of college.
“[The Glass Menagerie] is about the life people wished they could have lived, but they’re not because reality limited them so much,” Coffield said. “ … [The presentation] is worthwhile for people who are interested in stage literature, whether they’re theatre people or lit people. … We’re hoping a lot of kids will come.”
By Lauren Puckett
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