In what ways does Tennessee Williams challenge the conventions of naturalistic theatre in The Glass Menagerie in order to develop his main themes?
Tennessee Williams describes his play, "The Glass Menagerie" as a "memory play presented with unusual freedom from convention." The glass menagerie combines naturalistic and expressionistic elements as it was written at a point of transition between the two different dramatic periods. In the production notes, Williams describes expressionism in The Glass Menagerie as "a closer approach to truth". By this he meant the truth about life and reality. He uses different expressionistic devices such as irony to put across the themes of the play; escape, reality and memory.
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- In what ways does Tennessee Williams challenge the conventions of naturalistic theatre in The Glass Menagerie in order to develop his main themes?
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