On April 12, Seth Poppel, who has an impressive collection of the high school yearbooks of noted Americans and Canadians, wrote us that Thornton Wilder's 1915 yearbook from Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California was in his collection.
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On Friday, March 28, American Opera Projects, Inc. presented a concert reading of excerpts from her opera, The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
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2003 is a grand year for Wilder. HarperCollins, in a major publishing venture, is reissuing Wilder’s novels and plays in nine volumes, all with introductions by noted writers and playwrights. The volumes will be issued in three series of three.
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Everyone’s hungry for Wilder! Packages of Kellogg's Raisin Bran currently feature quotations from famous figures, such as Churchill, Twain, Eleanor Roosevelt and Einstein. Wilder's contribution is the famed last sentence of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
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James Magruder recently spoke about Wilder the playwright with Penelope Niven, who is writing a biography of Thornton Wilder.
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In February 2002, the Wilder Society began a new series of publications, available to members only. The first of these is a short newsletter, entitled FYI, which contains updates of Wilder Society events and news.
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Meet Kathleen Tolan, chosen as the Thornton Wilder Fellow 2001 by The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Also, read about the new writing award established by Berea College in Berea, KY, and the annual writing competition sponsored by the Hamdem Library in Hamden, CT.
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The production, by the Baltimore Stage Company, of four Wilder one-act plays was a memorable event, bringing several of Wilder’s splendid, but lesser known, works to a large audience in January and February 2001.
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