The Glass Menagerie Pathfinder
- The Glass Menagerie is a "memory play", a term Williams coined for it.
- One of Williams's most popular and first successful play
- Considered his most autobiographical work
- At 30, Williams wrote "Portrait of a Girl in Glass," which centered on Laura, rather than her brother Tom. By 1943, Williams was in Hollywood, and transformed the short story into a spec script called The Gentleman Caller. After MGM Studios passed, Williams reconceived it as a stage play in 1944.
- Several Broadway revivals since 1944, all with acclaimed performances