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Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975

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Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder( Book )
299 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 10,082 libraries worldwide
From The Book's Cover: Three Plays: Our Town - Skin Of Our Teeth - The Matchmaker. This volume brings together the definitive texts of three outstanding plays by one of our most distinguished writers. Two of them, Our town and The Skin Of Our Teeth, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Matchmaker has never before been published. Our Town has been revised from the previously published version. All three plays were hits the most recent being The Matchmaker, which was first presented at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1954, then played at the Royal Theatre in London before opening in New York in the fall of 1955 for a run of 489 performances. In his new preface for this volume Mr. Wilder writers: "The theatre has lagged behind the other arts in finding the 'new ways' to express how men and women think and feel in our time. I am not one of the new dramatists we are looking for. I wish I were. I hope I have played a part in preparing the way for them. I am not an innovator but a rediscoverer of for-gotten goods and I hope a remover of obtrusive bric-a-brac. And as I view the work of my contemporaries I seem to feel that I am exceptional in one thing - I give (don't I?) the impression of having enormously enjoyed it
The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Book )
625 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 9,246 libraries worldwide
Set in 18th century Lima, Peru, a rickety bridge which has spanned a deep gorge for ages suddenly breaks, and five people plunge to their deaths. A priest who is deeply affected by the catastrophe decides to make an investigative study of the lives of the victims to determine if he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment
The ides of March by Thornton Wilder( Book )
229 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,151 libraries worldwide
An epistolary novel re-creating the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar
The eighth day by Thornton Wilder( Book )
133 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,871 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, an Illinois man is sentenced to death for the murder of a close friend, but escapes to South America to build a new world for himself and his family
Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder( Book )
88 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,122 libraries worldwide
A young man drifts into Newport and in his short stay of four months gently influences the lives of various people during the 1920's
Heaven's my destination by Thornton Wilder( Book )
114 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,458 libraries worldwide
Meet George Marvin Brush -- Don Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. George Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois -- and into the soul of America itself
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
49 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding some terrible secret
The long Christmas dinner : & other plays in one act by Thornton Wilder( Book )
71 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
Cherry Lane Theater, Theatre 1967, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder, Edward Albee, a project of Albarwild Theatre Arts Inc. presents John Beal, Leora Dana, Paula Trueman in Thornton Wilder's "The Long Christmas Dinner, "Queens of France," "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden," with Vicky Blankenship, Alan Cabal, Marian Hailey, Cynthia Harris, Bette Henritze, John Horn, Michael Lipton, James Noble, Susan Towers, Guinevare Breeding, Stephen Cooke, scenery by Ed Wittstein, lighting by Roger Morgan, costumes supervised by Betty Williams, directed by Michael Kahn
The skin of our teeth : play in three acts by Thornton Wilder( Book )
134 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
A play "about one ordinary human man and his ordinary human wife whose ordinary humanness carries on through the most fantastic vagaries of history."
The woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder( Book )
86 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,688 libraries worldwide
Describes life in ancient Greece shortly before the beginning of the Christian era
The cabala by Thornton Wilder( Book )
95 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
Ironic novel concerning the sophisticated but decaying Italian nobility of Rome in the 1920's
Three plays by Thornton Wilder( Book )
66 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
This important new omnibus edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play drawing on unpublished letters and other unique documentary material prepared by Tappan Wilder. Our Town: Wilder's timeless 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning look at love, death, and destiny is celebrated around the world and performed at least once each day in the United States. The Skin of our Teeth: Wilder's 1942 romp about human follies and human endurance starring the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1943. The Matchmaker: Wilder's brilliant 1954 farce about money and love starring that irrepressible busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi. This play inspired the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! - Publisher
The Alcestiad : or, A life in the sun : a play in three acts, with a satyr play, The drunken sisters by Thornton Wilder( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
The Alcestiad by Thornton Wilder tells the story of Admetus, King of Thessaly (rich in horses), his wife Alcestis, and the triumphs and tragedies they endure as favorites of the god Apollo. Every major event in their marriage is a direct result of the interference of Apollo, though this is not made clear in The Alcestiad. Rather, the extent of Apollo's involvement is made clear in the accompanying satyr play, The Drunken Sisters.
American characteristics and other essays by Thornton Wilder( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder( Book )
49 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
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."
The bridge of San Luis Rey and other novels, 1926-1948 by Thornton Wilder( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Presents an anthology of novels, short stories, and essays
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )
in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Volume Two of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. Now available once more here is the author's long out-of-print first collection of one-acts, THE ANGEL THAT TROUBLED THE WATERS, along with three occasional plays, two of them previously unpublished, and Wilder's full-length play, THE ALCESTIAD, OR A LIFE IN THE SUN
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder by Gertrude Stein( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
The friendship and correspondence of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder encompassed the last twelve years of Stein's life and a period of major work by Wilder. A generation apart in age, the two writers met during Stein's acclaimed American lecture tour in 1934-35, during which they shared the experience of lecturing to audiences in the wake of great success. They quickly became mentor and pupil as well as friends, and Wilder eloquently passed on what Stein taught him through his introductions to her books. While Wilder supported Stein's efforts at publication, she held him to his vocation as a writer, urging him to ignore the distractions incurred by family and fortune. The letters between Stein and Wilder contain ideas and plans about publications, attitudes toward fame and work, and thoughts about other artists and people near to them. They also refer to European-American cultural relations prior to and through World War II, show how Stein and Wilder responded to critical reception of their new work, and above all, examine how the two writers affected one another's progress. It is clear from the letters that without their friendship, Stein's Narration lectures would not have come about, The Geographical History and the novel Ida would have become different books, and Wilder's Our Town might not have become the play we know. The edition, fully annotated by Edward M. Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, includes a detailed chronology of Stein's lecture tour prepared by William Rice, staging histories of Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and an account of Stein in World War II with new documentation
The cabala and the woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder( Book )
12 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Featuring an illuminating new foreword by Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword by Tappan Wilder, this reissue of two early books by Thornton Wilder reintroduces the reader to the author's first novel, The Cabala, and to The Woman of Andros, one of the inspirations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town. A young American student spends a year in the exotic world of post-World War I Rome. While there, he experiences firsthand the waning days of a secret community (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, a great cardinal of the Roman Church, and an assortment of memorable American ex-pats. The Cabala, a semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, launched Wilder's career as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist. The Woman of Andros, Wilder's best-selling novel, published in 1930, is set on the obscure Greek island of Brynos before the birth of Christ, and explores Everyman questions of what is precious about life and how we live, love, and die. Eight years later, Wilder would pose the same questions on the stage in a play titled Our Town, also set in an obscure location, this time a village in New Hampshire. The Woman of Andros is celebrated for some of the most beautiful writing in American literature
Narration; four lectures by Gertrude Stein( Book )
31 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Gertrude Stein delivered her Narration lectures at the University of Chicago in 1935. Stein had not been back to her home country since departing for France in 1903, and her remarks reflect on the changes in American culture after thirty years abroad. Narration reveals the writer's thoughts about the energy and mobility of the American people, the effect of modernism on literary form, the nature of history and its recording
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Торнтон Вайлдер
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وايلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975
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와일더, 도온턴 니븐 1897-1975
와일더, 손턴 1897-1975
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와일더, 쏘온턴 1897-1975
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