Wilder's Classic One Acts

Wilder's Classic One Acts

by: Thornton Wilder

by: Thornton Wilder

Wilder's Classic One Acts

Wilder's Classic One Acts

by: Thornton Wilder

by: Thornton Wilder

Overview

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. 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

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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