Ben Mattison of Playbill Arts reports on Our Town, a new opera by Ned Rorem based on the classic play by Thornton Wilder.
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Albee, Oates, Seldes, Mann, and McClatchy will headline a Thornton Wilder Society Event at The College of New Jersey.
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Robert Gotlieb of The New Yorker looks back at the life of Tallulah Bankhead, who originated the role of Sabina, the family maid, beauty queen, and temptress in Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Skin of Our Teeth.
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Douglas Martin of The New York Times looks back at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Wright. She is best known to Wilder fans as Charlie, the innocent but suspicious niece of a serial killer, in Alfred Hitchcock's harrowing film, Shadow of a Doubt, for which Wilder composed the initial screenplay.
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Peter Applebome of The New York Times looks at how Our Town contains universal messages applicable on a global scale.
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In this fascinating piece, Julie-Anne Franko, Fulbright Scholar on American Drama to Ukraine, details her experiences teaching Wilder in a country where American Drama is all but unknown. The article details not only the need for more scholars like Ms. Franko but also the love for Wilder internationally.
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Ben Brantley of The New York Times reviews Paula Vogel's The Long Christmas Ride Home, which he notes Vogel describes as "a latter-day answer to Thornton Wilder's Our Town."
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Although Wilder is known primarily for his drama and fiction, he also has made a real impact on film.
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