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Our Town by Thornton Wilder
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Sep 05, 2007

it was amazing
Read in August, 2007

American playwriting at its best. I think the most stunning thing is that this book manages to convey a deep sense of human tragedy without portraying people who rabidly abuse each other. This is also why many hack directors (not to mention high schools) have been able to produce the work as a saccharine fairytale, and the bad reputation of this play can certainly be attributed to these careless people. But you, my dear critical thinker--you should read this.
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message 1: by Mjm (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mjm So few of us seem to get it. The current trend is to ruin the play by adding "innovations" such as bacon frying on a "kitchen sink" set, which actually gets in the way of the play. It greatly pains me the most successful, proof-in-the pudding example we have of the "poor theater" is so easily stomped on, against the express instructions of one of modern theaters very greatest playwrights. Keep spreading the word!

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