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Our Town / The Skin of Our Teeth / The Matchmaker Three Of The Greatest Plays In American Literature Collected In One Volume This Important New Omnibus Edition Features An Illuminating Foreword By Playwright John Guare And An Extensive Afterword For Each Play Drawing On Unpublished Letters And Other Unique Documentary Material Prepared By Tappan Wilder Our Town Wilder S Timeless 1938 Pulitzer Prize Winning Look At Love, Death, And Destiny Is Celebrated Around The World And Performed At Least Once Each Day In The United States The Skin Of Our Teeth Wilder S 1942 Romp About Human Follies And Human Endurance Starring The Antrobus Family Of Excelsior, New Jersey Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize For Drama In 1943 The Matchmaker Wilder S Brilliant 1954 Farce About Money And Love Starring That Irrepressible Busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi This Play Inspired The Broadway Musical Hello, Dolly


About the Author: Thornton Wilder

Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and a National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day.For see



10 thoughts on “Our Town / The Skin of Our Teeth / The Matchmaker

  1. says:

    I loved Thornton Wilder s The Long Christmas Dinner especially the way he managed to use the essential unreality of the stage to telescope time so that generations pass before our eyes, partaking essentially of the same Christmas dinner So it was with considerable excitement that I picked this book up at a second hand bookshop.I am sorry to say that it was somewhat of a let down


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    original readings The Matchmaker The Skin of Our Teeth May, 1982 and January 2018I was on a kick looking for monologues in his short plays and got into reading the longer ones as well.Our Town June, 1982, June, 2015 I was Emily Webb I can still remember a hell of a lot of those lines


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    One major thing that is pointed out in this play is that people walk through life without ever really seeing anything, and this is shown on many an occasion, not really being noticed until it is too late to do anything about People that are alive do not have the worries that life will be short because they are still living it They do not worry about spending each second like it was their last because i


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    Our Town 5 StarsSkin of Our Teeth 5 Stars Matchmaker 3 Stars


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    Review for Our TownRead posted 11 29 185 out of 5 starsThere s not one idea in this play I haven t thought hundreds upon hundreds of times Problem was, they always remained brain thoughts, never quite reaching my soul Thornton Wilder put them in soul language for me Now I understand my thoughts, because I understand that they can t be understood.A friend who recommended Our Town told me It s a classic She s right And


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    I d like to say that Thornton Wilder as a playwright didn t interest me very much although i liked our town very much It s one of the cases of the author of one work , The skin of our teeth was very bad, i didn t...


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    I seldom read plays and Our Town is a probably why Despite the simplicity of its staging, it was altogether too difficult to follow without a stage or movie equivalent, even after a second reading decades later But as extraordinary as the movie was, I needed the play to make it even better Thornton Wilder s introduction to his writing life was equally extraordinary, although he says I ne...


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    Fun fact about The Matchmaker it was a re written version of The Merchant of Yonkers , which was based on a German comedy by Johann Nestroy, Einen Jux will es sich Machen, which was in turn based on the English play by John Oxenford, A Day Well Spent It also drew on material from Molier s L Avare And The Matchmaker , of course, was the basis of the musical Hello Dolly As a straightforward farce, The Matchmaker is the odd man out in this threesome Ou


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    I really enjoyed and found relevence and quality writing in the first two plays, but the third The Matchmaker which eventually became the musical Hello Dolly was not very interesting It was a commercial play written to make money, whereas his other plays were written with certain amounts of integrity and artistic craftmanship along with ...


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