The Resource Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker

Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker

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Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker
Title
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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DLC
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1897-1975
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Wilder, Thornton
LC call number
PS3545.I345
LC item number
A19 1957
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American drama
  • American drama
Label
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker
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Publication
Note
The matchmaker is a rewritten version of The merchant of Yonkers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our town -- Skin of our teeth -- Matchmaker
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
401 pages
Lccn
57010252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00861859
  • (OCoLC)ocm00861859
Label
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker
Publication
Note
The matchmaker is a rewritten version of The merchant of Yonkers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our town -- Skin of our teeth -- Matchmaker
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
401 pages
Lccn
57010252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00861859
  • (OCoLC)ocm00861859

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