Our Town

Our Town

A Play in Three Acts

Book - 2003
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This beautiful new edition features an eye-opening Afterword written by Tappan Wilder that includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material. Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2003.
ISBN: 9780060512637
Call Number: 812 WILDER
MEDIA & ARTS/Drama
Characteristics: xx, 181 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: City and town life -- Drama.
Young women -- Drama.
Death -- Drama.
New Hampshire -- Drama.
Domestic drama.
Drama.

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blue_tiger_6805
Dec 17, 2019

This book (play) is amazing! When I finished it I was ready to cry. It ends hopefully. I have to admit, it's at least part romance. Even for those of you out there who don't like romances, you would still want to read this.

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alexy93
Dec 10, 2018

the play ponders whether human beings truly appreciate the precious nature of a transient life. And because birth and death seem inevitable, the most important stage of life is the middle one: the quest for companionship, friendship, and love.

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Mikagussler
Mar 16, 2018

"Our Town" candidly expresses the brevity of life. Life is too short; everyone is guilty of worrying over silly little things and spend too little time appreciating that which they should. Once we arrive at the end destination, death and whatever may come after that, we will all find that we have not cared as much as we ought. Thornton Wilder conveys these ideas in a way that is both heartwarming and bittersweet, reminding the audience to appreciate life as it is. Through the story of Emily Webb, George Gibbs, their families, and the inhabitants of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire we see the beauty and pain of ordinary life. I had read this book in highschool as part of the curriculum and hated it, but now as an adult who has found her own love and her own place in the world, I finally understand and feel the message behind the simplicity and timelessness of "Our Town".

doudou_2 Jul 06, 2013

I really love this play! It is a blend between morals and the simple life of an american town. I love the way it shows every detail of people's daily life, their perspective about love and marriage and how they deal with death. It made me feel that life is wonderful and we should know the meaning of every second while we live it. However, I would recommend reading it while or after watching the Broadway play in order to visualize the complex details.

booklady413 Jul 31, 2012

This Pulitzer Prize winning play explores what it is to be human. It's a wonderful play- one that really makes you think.

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blue_tiger_6805
Dec 17, 2019

blue_tiger_6805 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

doudou_2 Jul 04, 2013

doudou_2 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 35

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booklady413 Aug 07, 2012

"Oh earth, your're too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?"

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