Teacher Guide

The Glass Menagerie Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand the historical and aesthetic context for The Glass Menagerie.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to consider the choices Williams makes in reflecting aspects of his own life in a play and to think about how this kind of translation of lived experience into fiction can vary from author to author and work to work.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to think about options for interpreting the play, including comparing different styles of performance and imagining possibilities available for scenery, music, and lighting.

  4. 4

    Students will...

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