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Our town; a play in three acts,

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., in cooperation with S. French, Inc., New York [©1939]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Acting edView all editions and formats
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The play is considered a classic portrayal of small-town American life, set in the town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. We follow the lives of George Gibbs, a doctor's son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of the newspaper editor, through their courtship, marriage, and Emily's death in childbirth. However, the style of "Our Town" is sometimes considered more striking than the substance because of its lack of props  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic drama
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
Our town.
New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., in cooperation with S. French, Inc., New York [©1939]
(OCoLC)654482081
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
OCLC Number: 290654
Description: ix, 117 pages diagrams 19 cm
Responsibility: by Thornton Wilder.

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The play is considered a classic portrayal of small-town American life, set in the town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. We follow the lives of George Gibbs, a doctor's son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of the newspaper editor, through their courtship, marriage, and Emily's death in childbirth. However, the style of "Our Town" is sometimes considered more striking than the substance because of its lack of props and scenery. The play features a narrator, the Stage Manager, who sits at the side of the unadorned stage and explains the action to the audience.

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