What is our town about

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what is our town about

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Drama Review - Our Town by Thorton Wilder

Our Town is a metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's.
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Can You Identify the Classic Novel by Its Opening Lines?

No scenery. The Stage Manager also assumes control over the onstage action through such unconventional, metatheatrical devices as prompting actors and cueing scene changes. The audience watches George and Emily talk through their second story bedroom windows, represented by ladders: their simple actions complemented by the simple set. After listening to Dr. To make amends, George buys Emily an ice cream soda presented in an imaginary glass by Mr. Morgan, played by the Stage Manager.

In the opening scene, the stage is largely empty, except for some tables and chairs that represent the homes of the Gibbs and Webb families, the setting of most of the action in Act I. The set remains sparse throughout the rest of the play. Howie Newsome, the milkman, and Joe Crowell, Jr. Gibbs returns from delivering a set of twins at one of the homes in town. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb make breakfast, send their children off to school, and meet in their gardens to gossip.

For 80 years, Thornton Wilder's Our Town has awed audiences. The American playwright's delicate tale of small town American families at the turn of the 20th century is alive with humanity and poetry. Yet, there was a time when its content felt downright revolutionary. Today, Wilder is considered a titan of 20th-century American literature—and he's the only person to have won the Pulitzer Prize for both literature and drama. Ten years later, Our Town won Wilder his second Pulitzer, and first in the drama category.

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Our Town is a metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between and through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props. It remains popular today and revivals are frequent.

Act I, which Wilder calls "Daily Life," is a re-creation of the normal daily activities found in a small New Hampshire town. The act opens with the appearance of the Stage Manager, who speaks directly to the audience. He tells where all of the main buildings of the town are located and gives pertinent facts about Grover's Corners. Then he introduces us to the Webbs and the Gibbses, who are two of the town's main families. After the introduction by the Stage Manager, the milkman and paper boy arrive and signal the official opening of the action of the play. Then the representative families begin to assemble for breakfast. First, the mother in each family tries to get her children up, dressed, fed, and off to school.

Toggle navigation. Our Town by Thornton Wilder. This play by Thornton Wilder represents the daily lives of people in America from to The first act describes their daily lives, the second act focuses on love and marriage, and the third act discusses death. This play is unconventional in its use of minimal sets and complete lack of props. Performers must pantomime many objects throughout the show. The Stage Manager, who is the narrator of the play, breaks several rules of theater.


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