Our town : a play in three acts
by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 12 Libraries 14 of 14 copies|
"[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth."-- New Yorker
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire--an allegorical representation of all life--is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.
Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts--childhood, adulthood, and death--is fully realized.
Often considered one of the greatest American plays of all time, Our Town is also Wilder's most frequently staged play. It debuted on Broadway in 1938 and continues to be performed daily on stages all around the world.
|Series||Harper Perennial modern classics.|
City and town life
Young women -- Drama.
Death -- Drama.
New Hampshire -- Drama.
|Publisher|| New York :Perennial,2003
xx, 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 175). .