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The Resource Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater, [J.D. McClatchy, selected the texts and wrote the notes for this volume]

Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater, [J.D. McClatchy, selected the texts and wrote the notes for this volume]

Label
Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater
Title
Thornton Wilder
Title remainder
collected plays & writings on theater
Statement of responsibility
[J.D. McClatchy, selected the texts and wrote the notes for this volume]
Title variation
  • Thornton Wilder, collected plays and writings on theater
  • Collected plays and writings on theater
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection takes the measure of Wilder's extraordinary career as a dramatist by presenting the complete span of his achievement, beginning with his early expressionist experiments and daring one-act plays, ranging through the full flowering of maturity, and encompassing the intriguing dramatic projects of his later years, such as his adaptation of the ancient story of Alcestis (The Alcestiad) and plays written for dramatic cycles based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the varied ages of an individual's life. Complementing the selection of plays is an illuminating group of essays that captures Wilder's reflections on his plays and contains a revealing epistolary account of the film adaptation of Our Town, as well as evaluations of dramatists such as Sophocles, George Bernard Shaw, and the Austrian satirist Johann Nestroy (whose farce Einen Jux will er sich machen Wilder brilliantly transformed into The Matchmaker).--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1897-1975
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Wilder, Thornton
Dewey number
  • 812/.52
  • 12/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
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McClatchy, J. D.
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
172
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Theater
  • Drama
  • Drama
  • Theater
  • United States
Label
Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater, [J.D. McClatchy, selected the texts and wrote the notes for this volume]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 835-871)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • The long Christmas dinner
  • Queens of France
  • Nascuntur poetae
  • Pullman Car Hiawatha
  • Love and how to cure it
  • Such things only happen in books
  • The happy journey to Trenton and Camden
  • Our town
  • The skin of our teeth
  • The matchmaker
  • The Alcestiad
  • The drunken sisters
  • The marriage we deplore
  • Proserpina and the devil
  • The unerring instinct
  • Scenes from The emporium
  • Bernice
  • The wreck on the five-twenty-five
  • A ringing of doorbells
  • In Shakespeare and the Bible
  • Someone from Assisi
  • Cement hands
  • Infancy
  • Childhood
  • Fanny Otcott
  • Youth
  • The rivers under the earth
  • Foreword to The angel that troubled the waters and other plays
  • Notes for the producer : The long Christmas dinner
  • Notes for the producer : The happy journey
  • A preface for Our town
  • Our town : story of the play
  • Our town : some suggestions for the director
  • Our town : from stage to screen : a correspondence between Thornton Wilder and Sol Lesser
  • Preface to Three plays
  • Brother fire
  • Notes on The Alcestiad
  • Noting the nature of farce
  • Some thoughts on playwriting
  • Richard Beer-Hofmann's Jaakobs Traum
  • Sophocles's Oedipus Rex
  • Foreword to Three comedies by Johann Nestroy
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Shadow of a doubt
  • The penny that beauty spent
  • The angel on the ship
  • The message and Jehanne
  • Childe Roland to the dark tower came
Control code
627026
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 871 pages
Isbn
9781598530032
Lccn
2006048620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781598530032
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781598530032
  • (OCoLC)71286722
Label
Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater, [J.D. McClatchy, selected the texts and wrote the notes for this volume]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 835-871)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • The long Christmas dinner
  • Queens of France
  • Nascuntur poetae
  • Pullman Car Hiawatha
  • Love and how to cure it
  • Such things only happen in books
  • The happy journey to Trenton and Camden
  • Our town
  • The skin of our teeth
  • The matchmaker
  • The Alcestiad
  • The drunken sisters
  • The marriage we deplore
  • Proserpina and the devil
  • The unerring instinct
  • Scenes from The emporium
  • Bernice
  • The wreck on the five-twenty-five
  • A ringing of doorbells
  • In Shakespeare and the Bible
  • Someone from Assisi
  • Cement hands
  • Infancy
  • Childhood
  • Fanny Otcott
  • Youth
  • The rivers under the earth
  • Foreword to The angel that troubled the waters and other plays
  • Notes for the producer : The long Christmas dinner
  • Notes for the producer : The happy journey
  • A preface for Our town
  • Our town : story of the play
  • Our town : some suggestions for the director
  • Our town : from stage to screen : a correspondence between Thornton Wilder and Sol Lesser
  • Preface to Three plays
  • Brother fire
  • Notes on The Alcestiad
  • Noting the nature of farce
  • Some thoughts on playwriting
  • Richard Beer-Hofmann's Jaakobs Traum
  • Sophocles's Oedipus Rex
  • Foreword to Three comedies by Johann Nestroy
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Shadow of a doubt
  • The penny that beauty spent
  • The angel on the ship
  • The message and Jehanne
  • Childe Roland to the dark tower came
Control code
627026
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 871 pages
Isbn
9781598530032
Lccn
2006048620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781598530032
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781598530032
  • (OCoLC)71286722

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