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Joining our talented group of contributing writers, Eric Specian has composed a plot summary and critical analysis for Wilder's one-act play The Long Christmas Dinner.
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Matthew Angelo has provided The Thornton Wilder Society with another engaging plot summary and critical analysis. This time his articles cover the screenplay Wilder wrote for Alfred Hitchcock’s film Shadow of a Doubt.
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Thornton Wilder, who lived in Chicago and taught at the University of Chicago from 1930-1936, was one of six members of The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's class of 2013.
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Pick up a copy of the Spring 2013 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection for an article on Wilder, Shadow of a Doubt, and Hitchcock's mise-en-scène. The article was written by Donna Kornhaber of the University of Texas at Austin.
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Join us for the 24th Annual American Literature Association Conference!
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Our Town Legacy Film
On February 4th the Society joined the Wilder Family at Ford’s Theatre for a special 75th anniversary Our Town event.
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Yesterday’s 75th Anniversary event for Our Town at Ford’s Theatre included the presentation of the Thornton Wilder Prize to former National Endowment of the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman.
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Join us for the 75th anniversary of Our Town at the historic Ford's Theatre at 7:00 p.m. EST on Monday February 4th.
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