19-314 ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN A GLASS MENAGERIE
Linda Griffin, Tuesdays 10 am - 12 noon
Sonoran Room: November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3
While seemingly unlike, the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest and the drama, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams have much in common. In each there are three main characters with a fourth character not on the stage. In each there is a mother and a son, the relationship of which is, like glass, very fragile.
We will explore the likenesses of these works and explore the mother-son relationships in each work. DVD’s of both works will be studied in class and compared/contrasted to the original works. Participants need to buy and read both works (any edition).