Book Description: A beautiful clothbound edition of a beloved classic to celebrate the 100th birthday of Americaâ€™s greatest playwright, with a sweeping new introduction by Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winner Tony Kushner.The Glass Menagerie marked a crucial turning point in American theater, and forever changed the life of its then unknown author. Williamsâ€™s elegiac master- piece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway â€” the tragedy, fragility, and tenderness of this â€śmemory playâ€ť have made it one of Americaâ€™s most powerful, timeless, and compelling plays. The introduction by Tony Kushner sparkles with the kind of rich, unique insight that only a fellow playwright could convey. The Deluxe Centennial Edition includes: Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ Tony Kushnerâ€™s astonishing introduction. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ The pioneering essay, â€śThe Homosexual in Society,â€ť by Tennesseeâ€™s friend Robert Duncan, and poems by Hart Crane, E. E. Cummings, Walt Whitman, and Tennessee Williams, which Kushner discusses as sources of inspiration. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ â€śThe Pretty Trap,â€ť a cheerful one-act run-up to The Glass Menagerie. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ â€śThe Portrait of a Girl in Glass,â€ť Tennesseeâ€™s short-story variation of the play Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ Photographs of great actresses who have played Amanda, and stills from various stage and film incarnations of The Glass Menagerie. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ Williamsâ€™s classic essay about fame, â€śThe Catastrophe of Success.â€ť Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ The playwrightâ€™s original â€śProduction Notes.â€ť Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ The 1944 opening-night rave reviews from Chicago. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ An essay by the distinguished Williams scholar Allean Hale, â€śInside The Menagerie,â€ť provides autobiographical particulars about Williamsâ€™s family life in St. Louis. Â Â Â Â Â â€˘ A gorgeous new jacket design by Rodrigo Corral.