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Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins - Collection / Anthology

Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

Thornton Wilder

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Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780573700040

"Twinkly yet gently unsettling. Wilder's sage, perpetually intrigued view is wry and cockeyed." - The Washington Post
Published for the first time in a single acting edition, Wilder's The Seven Deadly Sins presents a series of short works depicting the complexity and consequences of human frailty.

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Welcome to a new collection of Thornton Wilder's last plays - a series of one-acts that were part of his extravagantly ambitious project to creat two one-act play cycles based on the Deadly Sins and the Ages of Man. Published for the first time in a single acting edition, Wilder's The Seven Deadly Sins presents a series of short works depicting the complexity and consequences of human frailty.

Contents:
The Drunken Sisters (Gluttony)
Bernice (Pride)
The Wreck on the 5:25 (Sloth)
A Ringing of Doorbells (Envy)
In Shakespeare and the Bible (Wrath)
Someone From Assisi (Lust)
Cement Hands (Avarice)

"Twinkly yet gently unsettling. Wilder's sage, perpetually intrigued view is wry and cockeyed." - Nelson Presley, The Washington Post

"Men may brood disruptively in Wilder's universe but there are also always women whose profound, commonsensical spirit of acceptance keeps the huamn race on its track." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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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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