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The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume Two (Paperback) - Collection / Anthology, Drama

The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume Two (Paperback)

Thornton Wilder

Collection / Anthology, Drama

ISBN: 9781559361484

Volume II of Wilder's collected plays includes "The Angel That Troubled the Waters, Our Century, The Unerring Instinct", and "The Alcestiad, or a Life in the Sun", a little-known retelling of an ancient Greek legend.

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Volume Two of Thornton Wilder's collected short plays, which makes available again the author’s long out-of-print first collection of one-acts, The Angel That Troubled the Waters, along with two previously unpublished plays—The Unerring Instinct and The Marriage We Deplore. This volume also brings back into print one of Wilder’s most remarkable and least-known full-length plays, The Alcestiad, or a Life in the Sun, an inventive retelling of the ancient Greek legend of Alcestis, who gave her life for her husband Admetus and was brought back from hell by Hercules. The volume is rounded out by Wilder’s exemplary essay, “Some Thoughts on Playwriting.” Edited by Donald Gallup and A. Tappan Wilder, Preface by A.R. Gurney
Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at Yale and Princeton, was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of his seven novels, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and his next-to-last novel, The Eighth Day received the National Book ... view full profile

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