Our Town by Thornton Wilder
A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics)

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Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the town of Grover 's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.

It is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring a new Foreword by Donald Margulies, who writes, "You are holding in your hands a great American play. Possibly the great American play." In addition, Tappan Wilder has written an eye-opening new Afterword, which includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material.

 

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One of America's most acclaimed and beloved writers, Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his acclaimed novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and his full-length dramas Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. Wilder's numerous other honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Book Committee's Medal for Literature.
 
Published March 18, 2014 by Harper Perennial. 181 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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The Broad Stage has brought director David Cromer’s revisionist production of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town to California after successful runs, first in Chicago, and more recently in New York.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Like George Gibbs and Emily Webb, the meant-for-each-other young lovers of "Our Town," Ned Rorem's music and Thornton Wilder's classic play might have been eyeing each other for years across the white picket fence of American culture.

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Chicago Tribune

But I think his brilliantly revisionist and astounding new production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" by The Hypocrites is his masterwork to date.

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Austin Chronicle

Bestowing the title of "quintessential American play" might be at best a nebulous pursuit, but if any one play could lay claim to the title, Thornton Wilder's paean to small-town Americana would be it.

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The Hollywood Reporter

Grava, Helen Hunt, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Matthew Kimbrough, Ronete Levenson, Jonathan Mastro, David LM McIntyre, James McMenamin, Lori Myers, Maximilian Osinski, Daniel Stewart, Jeff Still with Dan Alemshah, Elizabeth Audley, Wayne Baldwin, Timothy Howard Davis, Jonathan Edwards, Lesley Fera, Lisa ...

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Cape Ann Beacon

The first sign that Obie-award winning director David Cromer has not only revived Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Our Town” but breathed fresh, new life into the classic 1938 play comes as act one begins and the Stage Manager raises his cellphone to signal the passing of time in quaint ...

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Broad Street Review

BY: Bob Cronin 05.31.2008 In the Arden’s Old City-oriented production of Our Town, director Terrence Nolen delivers a moving, evocative and utterly charming evening of theat...

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Philly.com

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company offers a sturdy version of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece outdoors, in parks and public spaces across the region.

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The Berkshire Review

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bosto...

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