An insightful interview with Carl Forsman, Dean of Drama at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, provides interesting commentary on Wilder’s works.
In an interview with WFDD Public Radio, Forsman discusses his work on a stage adaptation of Wilder’s novel Theophilus North (02:40), his previous direction of The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (03:00), and provides interesting commentary on The Matchmaker, which he directed for UNCSA this month. The original story comes from a play by Johann Nestroy, a very famous Austrian playwright from the nineteenth century who is widely considered untranslatable (04:26). On Wilder’s works, Forsman says that “his work always moves me, its humanity and accessibility are unparalleled” (04:11).
For more information on The Matchmaker production, visit the University of North Carolina School for the Arts website.
To enjoy the complete interview with Carl Forsman, visit the WFDD Public Radio website – click the second “play” button for the interview that is over nineteen minutes long.