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This village at least exists in a play, “Our Town”, written by Thornton Wilder.

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Stripping the stage of fancy artifice, Wilder set himself a formidable challenge. With two ladders, a few pieces of furniture, and a minimum of props, he attempted Actors mimed their stage business; a functioned as both omniscient narrator and player. These ideas were startlingly modern for American drama in 1937. True, Pirandello broke down the conventions of the play fifteen years earlier, in Europe, in Six Characters in Search of an Author (the world premiere of which Wilder attended), and in the United States in the decade before Our Town, O’Neill tested the bounds of theatrical storytelling, with mixed results, in Strange Interlude. But with Our Town, Wilder exploded the accepted notions of character and story, and catapulted the American drama into the twentieth century. He did for the stage what Picasso and Braque’s experiments in cubism did for painting and Joyce’s stream of consciousness did for the novel. To mistake him for a traditionalist is to do Thornton Wilder an injustice. He was, in fact, a modernist who translated European and Asian ideas about theater into the American idiom.

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Thornton Wilder started writing plays in The Thacher School in Ojai, California, and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1915.
Within the plays Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Our Town by Thornton Wilder, parallel pathways and contrary connections can be established between the characters coinciding in both.


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Ralph Marston Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town both explore the fulfillment of life.
This beautiful new edition features an eyeopening Afterword written by Tappan Wilder that includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material.

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As one of America’s most respected contemporary authors, Thornton Niven Wilder has recieved much renown for his works, especially Pulitzer Prize winning The Bridge of San Luis Rey .

List Of 'Books That Shaped America' Released By …

The Cabala
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Pulitzer Prize)
The Woman of Andros
Heaven's My Destination
The Ides of March
The Eighth Day (National Book Award)
Theophilus North (made into movie) The Angel That Troubled the Waters
The Trumpet Shall Sound
The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act
Our Town (Pulitzer)
The Merchant of Yonkers (later The Matchmaker)
The Skin of Our Teeth (Pulitzer)
A Life in the Sun Most works touched upon human morality and the human condition

Very often influenced by others and current events or movements (The Ides of March)

Often noted for having conservative plays with radical sets and staging The Trumpet Shall Sound (1920)
The Cabala (1926)
The Angel the Troubled the Waters (1928)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928)
The Woman of Andros (1930)
The Long Christmas Dinner… (1931)
Heaven's My Destination (1934) Our Town (1938) The Merchant of Yonkers (1938) The Skin of Our Teeth (1943)
The Ides of March (1948)
The Matchmaker (1954)
A Life in the Sun (1955) The Eighth Day (1967) Theophilus North (1973) Aside from the themes we have been talking about, Wilder wrote Our Town after a huge revolution had taken over America.

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By 1930, Wilder, who started his writing career as a novelist, had begun experimenting with dramatic form. Influenced by the economy of storytelling of Noh drama, he boldly compressed ninety years of a family’s history into twenty minutes of stage time in The Long Christmas Dinner. His 1931 one-act, Pullman Car Hiawatha, which brings to life with a minimum of scenery a section of a train car and some of its passengers, reads as a marvelous rehearsal for many of the ideas he put to confident use in Our Town; it is also a fascinating play in its own right. In it, Wilder is in remarkably fertile fettle: chairs serve as berths in the Pullman car; actors represent the planets and passing fields and towns (including a Grover’s Corners, Ohio); a stage manager is present (there’s one in The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, too); a ghost makes an appearance, that of a German immigrant worker who perished while helping to build a trestle the train crosses; and, perhaps most strikingly, a young woman—a prototype for Emily—dies unexpectedly on the journey. The woman cries to the archangels Gabriel and Michael, who have arrived to escort her to her final destination, before accepting her fate. she says finally.

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