Category Archives: Plays

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie was the first major success by playwright Tennessee Williams, first produced in 1944. It’s based on an earlier short story by Williams (published a few years later). It is a reminiscence by amateur poet Thomas Wingfield (think … Continue reading

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The Crucible

The Crucible (1953) is the second-best-known play by Arthur Miller (after Death of a Salesman), and arguably his most important.  Telling a tale from some 350 years earlier (now over four centuries ago), it dramatizes the infamous witch trials of … Continue reading

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“Exactly Like You”

“Exactly Like You” is a song from the Broadway musical Lew Leslie’s International Revue with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jimmy McHugh. It was a popular hit in 1930 along with “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, … Continue reading

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T.S. Eliot’s collection of poems entitled Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is best known today as the basis for the mega-hit musical Cats.  The poems were originally written for his godchildren, whimsically inventing a society and psychology for the … Continue reading

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