Our town

Format: DVD 2003
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Adult DVDs DVD 812.52 Our #3838
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Crafton Public Library Adult - DVD DVD OUR #588
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Collection  Adult - DVD
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Plum Community Library Adult Video PBS DVD OUR
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-Fiction DVDs DVD 812.52 WIL
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Originally assembled by actress Joanne Woodward at Connecticut's Westport County Playhouse (where she served as artistic director), this highly praised 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play Our Town enjoyed a brief Broadway stay that same year, and it was during its New York run that the production was videotaped for the Showtime cable network. The revival's principal attraction was Woodward's husband, Paul Newman, in the role of the avuncular Stage Manager, who narrates the action and occasionally converses with the characters on-stage and with members of the audience. Covering a period from 1901 to approximately 1917, the play is set in the New England community of Grover's Corners (conveyed with a bare minimum of sets and props, as dictated by Wilder's original staging notes). The focus is on the romance between Emily Webb (Maggie Lacey), daughter of the town's newspaper editor, and George Gibbs (Ben Fox). The play's three acts run the full gamut of Emily and George's relationship, from courtship, to marriage, to early death. In addition to Newman, the cast of Our Town is full of familiar TV and movie faces, among them Jeffrey DeMunn, Jane Curtin, Mia Dillon, Travis Walters, Stephen Mendillo, and Jake Robards, grandson of Jason Robards Jr. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Series PBS pictures.
Subjects City and town life -- Drama.
Young women -- Drama.
Death -- Drama.
New Hampshire -- Drama.
Domestic drama.
Televised performances.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Alexandria, Va.?] :PBS DVD :2003
Distributed by PBS Home Video,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theatre's American collection.
Our town.
Contributors Bauman, Marc, television producer.
Naughton, James, 1945- television director.
Atkinson, Jayne, actor.
Braden, John (Actor), actor.
Converse, Frank, 1938- actor.
Curtin, Jane, actor.
DeMunn, Jeffrey, 1947-, actor.
Dillon, Mia, actor.
Fox, Ben (Actor), actor.
Lacey, Maggie, actor.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008, actor.
Robards, Jake, actor.
Spinella, Stephen, actor.
Abraham, Phil, director of photography.
Oddo, John, composer.
Walton, Tony, 1934-2022 costume designer, production designer.
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Our town.
Showtime Networks, production company, broadcaster.
Westport Country Playhouse (Organization : Westport, Conn.), production company.
PBS DVD (Firm), publisher.
PBS Home Video, film distributor.
Participants/Performers Jayne Atkinson, John Braden, Frank Converse, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Mia Dillon, Ben Fox, Maggie Lacey, Paul Newman, Jake Robards, Stephen Spinella.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Phil Abraham ; editor, Camilla Toniolo ; music, John Oddo ; costume designer, Tony Walton ; production designer, Tony Walton.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Notes Televised stage play.
Originally broadcast on television in 2003.
Special features: Production notes from Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and James Naughton; link for companion website.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780780645288
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