Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater

by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.

Format: Print Book 2007
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Collected Plays and Writings on Theater , the most comprehensive one-volume edition of Thornton Wilder's work ever published, takes the measure of his extraordinary career as a dramatist by presenting the complete span of his achievement, beginning with his early expressionist experiments and daring one-act plays, such as "The Long Christmas Dinner" and "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden" (one of Wilder's personal favorites), ranging through the full flowering of Our Town , The Skin of Our Teeth , and The Matchmaker , and encompassing the intriguing dramatic projects of his later years, such as his adaptation of the ancient story of Alcestis ( The Alcestiad ) and plays written for dramatic cycles based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the varied ages of an individual's life. Complementing the selection of plays is an illuminating group of essays that captures Wilder's reflections on his plays and contains a revealing epistolary account of the film adaptation of Our Town .

This volume also includes material never before published- scenes from The Emporium , an ambitious unfinished play that, emerging out of Wilder's intense engagement with existentialist philosophy in the postwar years, imagines a Kafkaesque department store whose enigmatic activities are as inscrutable as the mysteries of life itself; and the complete screenplay Wilder wrote for Alfred Hitchcock's film Shadow of a Doubt just before reporting for military service in 1942. Although faithful to the spirit of the film, the screenplay presented here restores Wilder's original dialogue, some of which (to Wilder's dismay) was altered for the movie. A study of family life, youthful illusions, and the desperation of a criminal on the run, the Shadow of a Doubt screenplay is a masterful exhibition of the art of suspense and taut dramatic storytelling, and is an essential part of Wilder's oeuvre.

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Nascuntur poetae
Proserpina and the devil
Fanny Otcott
Brother fire
The penny that beauty spent
The angel on the ship
The message and Jehanne
Childe Roland to the dark tower came
And the sea shall give up its dead
Now the servant's name was Malchus
Mozart and the Gray Steward
Hast Thou considered my servant job?
The flight into Egypt
The angel that troubled the waters
The long Christmas dinner
Queens of France
Pullman Car Hiawatha
Love and how to cure it
Such things only happen in books
The happy journey to Trenton and Camden
Our town
The skin of our teeth
The matchmaker
The Alcestiad
The drunken sisters
The marriage we deplore
The unerring instinct
Scenes from The Emporium
The wreck on the five-twenty-five
A ringing of doorbells
In Shakespeare and the Bible
Someone from Assisi
Cement hands
The rivers under the earth
Foreword to The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays
Notes for the producer : The Long Christmas Dinner
Notes for the producer : The Happy Journey
A preface for Our Town
Our Town : story of the play
Our Town : some suggestions for the director
Our Town - from stage to screen : a correspondence between Thornton Wilder and Sol Lesser
Preface to Three Plays
Notes on The Alcestiad
Noting the nature of farce
Some thoughts on playwriting
Richard Beer-Hofmann's Jaakobs Traum
Sophocles's Oedipus Rex
Foreword to three comedies by Johann Nestroy
George Bernard Shaw
Shadow of a doubt.

Additional Information
Series Library of America ; 172.
Publisher New York :Library of America :2007
Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam,
Other Titles Thornton Wilder, collected plays and writings on theater
Collected plays and writings on theater
Contributors McClatchy, J. D., 1945-2018
Language English
Description x, 871 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 835-871).
ISBN 9781598530032 (hc)
1598530038 (hc)
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