Glass Menagerie Summary - THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams Teachers Study Guide Alive Aloud Radio Plays for Learning in the Classroom Dear

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams Teacher’s Study Guide Alive & Aloud • Radio Plays for Learning in the Classroom
Dear Participating Teacher, Winter 1999 We are pleased to provide you this Study Guide as part of our educational pro- gram ALIVE & ALOUD: Radio Plays for Learning in the Classroom . It is our hope that the enclosures will support your classroom lesson plans for all your students—wherever they are on the learning continuum. Using the educa- tional materials to prepare the students to listen to the radio play will deepen the educational value of the theatre experience. For many, Tennessee Williams’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE is their favorite play of this prolific writer’s canon of literary works. It became Williams’ intro- duction into the world of fame and fortune. With its lyrical and haunting qual- ity this enduring drama portrays the delicacy of family life. Listening to the artistry of the author’s writing and the intimacy of his own family’s story can be an inspiration to young people and a motivation for reading so many of his other extraordinary plays and novels. You may want to experiment with various approaches to integrating ALIVE & ALOUD into your lesson plans. Students can listen to the audio plays individ- ually with their own headset, in a group setting or on their own time outside of class. You may find that certain Study Guide exercises and activities require group listening in teams of students or with the class as a whole. Dividing the play into sections to focus on one part at a time can enhance group listening to the plays. The Study Guide emphasizes the curriculum core subjects of secondary schools. It is organized to pose important questions and to develop significant study units inspired by the content of the play. These curriculum ideas are our way of promoting academic achievement and enriching the learning process of young people in the classroom. Sincerely, Susan Albert Loewenberg
THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams Director, Gordon House Executive Producer, Susan Albert Loewenberg An L.A. Theatre Works/BBC co-production in association with KCRW Santa Monica and National Public Radio. By arrangement with the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. 1996 L.A. Theatre Works. All rights reserved. ALIVE & ALOUD: Radio Plays for Learning in the Classroom , a program of L.A. Theatre Works, is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Sony Pictures Entertainment. L.A. Theatre Works is a 25 year-old nonprofit theatre and radio production organiza- tion. We welcome your comments and inquiries regarding the ALIVE & ALOUD recording and study guide. To reach us or to request a free catalogue of L.A. Theatre Works plays, novels and short stories available on audio cassette, contact: L.A. Theatre Works 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (800) 708-8863 fax: (310) 827-4949 [email protected] Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director Stephen Gutwillig, Managing Director Tamadhur Al-Aqeel, Program Associate Keren Goldberg, ALIVE & ALOUD

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