The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

by Thornton Wilder
     
 

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Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.  See more details below

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Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.

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Lincoln Konkle
Now scholars, theatre artists, and the general public have the opportunity to read this fascinating collection of one of the greatest literary and theatrical minds of the first half of the twentieth century....The Theatre Communications Group is to be commended for making these...undiscovered dramatic works by one of the century's most innovative playwrights available to readers and, hopefully, audiences in the next century.
American Drama
Library Journal
After a period of decline, Wilder's reputation is on an upswing that this collection of plays will fuel. This is the first volume of short plays in a uniform edition, complete and well edited by Wilder's literary executors. A third of the plays here have either been out of print for years or have never been available before, Wilder having removed several plays from publication and left others in a slightly unfinished state. The volume contains some acknowledged masterpieces, such as The Long Christmas Dinner and Pullman Car Hiawatha, but others read like studies for unwritten plays. Included are two essays on Wilder, a new one by John Guare and a reprint by John Gassner. Both focus on the duality in Wilder's work, which continues to make him something of an enigma. Wilder remains a milestone in American drama who will continue to keep us on course. Recommended for public and academic libraries and all theater collections.Thomas E. Luddy, Salem State Coll., Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559361316
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Collected Shorter Plays of Thornton Wilder Series
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,181,014
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Thornton Wilder was one of the most distinguished and versatile American writers of the 20th century. Among many honors, he was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes: two for drama, one for fiction. His stage works include Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth and The Matchmaker--remaining among the best-loved and most-produced plays of all time.

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