Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

by: Thornton Wilder

by: Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

Thornton Wilder One Act Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

by: Thornton Wilder

by: Thornton Wilder

Overview

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 create 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)

Authors

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.

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