RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 637965 LA English T1 The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays, A1 Wilder, Thornton,, PB Coward-McCann, Inc. PP New York YR 1928 AB In his Foreword to The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays, published in 1928, Wilder explained that almost all the playlets in the book are religious, "but religious in that dilute fashion that is a believer's concession to a contemporary standard of good manners." He wanted to explore religious themes and questions without being preachy, or didactic ... In fact, it was often his intention in such playlets as this one to stand the biblical story on its head -to shake up the language, as it were. He also said--about his plays dealing with religious themes and stories--that in "these matters beyond logic, beauty is the only persuasion."--Www.throntonwilder.com.