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Three Plays: Our Town, the Skin of Our Teeth, and the Matchmaker

Three Plays: Our Town, the Skin of Our Teeth, and the Matchmaker

Thornton Wilder

ISBN: 9780060512644

This classic contains three of the greatest plays in American literature in one volume. "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth" are Pulitzer Prize winners. "The Matchmaker" was Wilder's biggest Broadway hit.

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Three of the greatest plays in American literature collected in one volumeThis 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edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play drawing on unpublished letters and other unique documentary material prepared by Tappan Wilder.Our Town--Wilder's timeless 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning look at love, death, and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 .
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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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