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The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays,

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1928.
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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  Read more...
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Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
Angel that troubled the waters.
New York, Coward-McCann, inc., 1928
(OCoLC)609498878
Named Person: Nancy Hale
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
OCLC Number: 637965
Description: xvi pages, 1 leaf, 19-149 pages 20 cm
Contents: Nascuntur poetae.--Proserpina and the devil.--Fanny Otcott.--Brother fire.--The penny that beauty spent.--The angel on the ship.--The message and Jehanne.--Childe Roland to the dark tower came.--Centaurs.--Leviathan.--And the sea shall give up its dead.--Now the servant's name was Malchus.--Mozart and the gray steward.--Hast thou considered my servant Job?--The flight into Egypt.--The angel that troubled the waters.
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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.

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