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The plays of Thornton Wilder

Donald C. Haberman

The plays of Thornton Wilder

a critical study.

by Donald C. Haberman

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Published by Wesleyan University Press in Middletown, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilder, Thornton, -- 1897-1975

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [151]-155.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3545.I345 Z68
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 162 p.
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13542433M
    LC Control Number67015772
    OCLC/WorldCa30116605

      Octo • In the course of his career, Thornton Wilder wrote plays, novels and essays — but none as enduring as Our Town. Wilder biographer Penelope Niven attributes the play's. Three Plays Our Town, The Matchmaker, and The Skin of Our Teeth. by Thornton Wilder. On Sale: 06/16/

    The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder Volume II. Theatre Communications Group, Theatre Communications Group, (Contains reprint of The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays, , and The Alcestiad, ). From celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thornton Wilder, three of the greatest plays in American literature together in one volume. This omnibus edition brings together Wilder's three best-known plays: Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Matchmaker, and includes a preface by the author, as well as a foreword by playwright John Guare. Our Town, Wilder's timeless Pulitzer Prize.

    Signed and inscribed by the author Thornton Wilder on the title page: ÒFor Sue Miller, with the best wishes of Thornton Wilder. University of Chicago, Dec. Ó With the recipientÕs bookplate. Very good copy with some slight handling, a bit of rubbing to the spine, and minor edge wear without dust jacket. Thornton Niven Wilder (Ap – December 7, ) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth —and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.


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