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 Wilder's Classic One Acts - Collection / Anthology

Wilder's Classic One Acts

Thornton Wilder

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Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780573601781

"If God were to dabble in anthropology, and the recording angels to write with wry humor and infinite tolerance of human folly, this is how the holy books would read." -  The New York Times

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$10.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
$75 / performance of 3 plays
$100 / performance of 4 or more plays


License Requests for single titles should be submitted on individual title pages.


Description

Collection / Anthology

This collection of Wilder's most famous one act plays includes, The Long Christmas Dinner, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Queens of France, Such Things Only Happen in Books, and Love and How to Cure It. In these mini-masterpieces, Wilder experiments with techniques and dramatic forms he would later develop in his celebrated full-length works, Our Town, The Matchmaker, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Alcestiad. Among these plays we encounter a first glimpse of Wilder's Stage Manager; his use of pantomime, minimal scenery, and farce; as well as his signature connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of the human experience.

For more information on individual titles, please refer to these title pages:

The Long Christmas Dinner

The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden

Pullman Car Hiawatha

Queens of France

Such Things Only Happen in Books

Love and How to Cure It

REVIEWS

"Wilder's tone is dry, fond; if God were to dabble in anthropology, and the recording angels to write with wry humor and infinite tolerance of human folly, this is how the holy books would read." - Jeremy McCarter, The New York Times

"Queens of France has so rich and gay a theme, and is done with such a superbly delicate, light touch as to make it sheer delight." - The Chicago Tribune

"A laugh at sex is a a laugh at destiny. And the stage is peculiarly fitted to be its home." - Thornton Wilder's Journal entry on Love and How to Cure It, October 29 1940

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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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