Our Town and Other Plays
By (author) Thornton Wilder
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Our Town and Other Plays by Thornton Wilder
Book DescriptionFinding the theatre of the 1920s lacking in bite and conviction, Thornton Wilder set out to bring back realism and to celebrate the innocent, simple and religious. Yet he also tried to endow individual experience with cosmic significance and Our Town is both an affectionate portrait of American life and 'an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life'. The Skin of our Teeth deals with human survival in a 'comic strip' way, and The Matchmaker is a hilarious farce which urges rebellion against all the constraints that deny a rich, full life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141184586
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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First published in 1935, HEAVEN'S MY DESTINATION is American author and dramatist Thornton Wilder's masterful portrayal of the power of an outsider's viewpoint.
Doll's House, Paperback / softback (August 2016)
A new version of Ibsen s classic, adapted by a renowned playwright."
Thornton Wilder, Hardback (October 2014)
This edition of Wilder's early fiction reveals the literary verve that won him worldwide acclaim. Includes "The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926-1948."
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Thornton Wilder
First produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim, this is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners. It is an allegorical representation of all life.
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Author Biography - Thornton Wilder
Thornton (Niven) Wilder (1897-1975) American writer and playwright, best known for OUR TOWN (1938) and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1927), an examination of justice and altruism.
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