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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
Author: Thornton Wilder
ISBN 13: 9780573613494
ISBN 10: 573613494
Edition: Second Printing
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
List Price: $9.95

Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the town 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.

It is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring a new Foreword by Donald Margulies, who writes, "You are holding in your hands a great American play. Possibly the great American play." In addition, Tappan Wilder has written an eye-opening new Afterword, which includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material.

Brooks Atkinson

Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire twon, Mr. Wilder has transformed the simple events of human life into universal reverie. He has given familiar facts a deeply moving, philosophical perspective...Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage.