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|Author||: Howard Sherman|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
A work of startling originality when it debuted in 1938, Thornton Wilder's Our Town evolved to be seen by some as a vintage slice of early 20th Century Americana, rather than being fully appreciated for its complex and eternal themes and its deceptively simple form. This unique and timely book shines a light on the play's continued impact in the 21st century and makes a case for the healing powers of Wilder's text to a world confronting multiple crises. Through extensive interviews with more than 100 artists about their own experience of the play and its impact on them professionally and personally – and including background on the play's early years and its pervasiveness in American culture – Another Day's Begun shows why this particular work remains so important, essential, and beloved. Every production of Our Town has a story to tell beyond Wilder's own. One year after the tragedy of 9/11, Paul Newman, in his final stage appearance, played the Stage Manager in Our Town on Broadway. Director David Cromer's 2008 Chicago interpretation would play in five more cities, ultimately becoming New York's longest-running Our Town ever. In 2013, incarcerated men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility brought Grover's Corners inside a maximum security prison. After the 2017 arena bombing in Manchester UK, the Royal Exchange Theatre chose Our Town as its offering to the stricken community. 80 years after it was written, more than 110 years after its actions take place, Our Town continues to assert itself as an essential play about how we must embrace and appreciate the value of life itself. Another Day's Begun explains how this American classic has the power to inspire, heal and endure in the modern day, onstage and beyond.
|Author||: Mark Yarm|
A tribute to the Pacific Northwest's grunge genre draws on the observations of individuals at the forefront of the movement from Soundgarden and the Melvins to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, citing the influences of such factors as the rise of Seattle's Sub Pop record label and the death of Kurt Cobain.
|Author||: David McLennan|
|Editor||: University of Regina Press|
"In this illustrated book, author David McLennan guides us on an alphabetical tour of 725 Saskatchewan communities. Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park is the result of many years of travel throughout the province. Meticulously researched, and illustrated with more than 1,000 stunning, previously unpublished photographs (both historical and contemporary), Our Towns is a truly unique reflection of the province's history and people."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Kevin Jack McEnroe|
Our Town is the debut of a striking literary voice, one that captures the disillusion at the fringes of Hollywood as seen through a haze of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and fallen aspirations. An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who "never quite figured how to get out of her own way." Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self–destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan. But we see the pathos in Dorothy's attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother. Throughout the novel, she is left in the wake of decisions that turn disastrous. Her downward spiral from elusive fame into consistent infamy—a series of DUIs, the continuing neglect of her children, a string of failed and unhealthy relationships—is not without its grace, with the warmth of her character shining through her spackled makeup and cloud of acrid perfume. In many ways, Dorothy White is an anti–heroine for the ages—"vanilla voiced," bewigged, loving, and ever radiant —a sympathetic character caught in the riptide of her transformation from small–town southern girl to one–time toast of Hollywood to embarrassing tabloid fodder. Our Town is an original and startling debut novel, one whose fresh voice and expert perspective reinvents the Hollywood story for a new generation of readers.
|Author||: Cynthia Carr|
|Editor||: Broadway Books|
Describes one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, which took place in August 1930 in the author's hometown of Marion, Indiana, drawing on archival sources and interviews with survivors to investigate the history of race relations in Marion, the events of the lynching, the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's possible involvement. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
|Author||: Thornton Wilder|
|Editor||: Concord Theatricals|
This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as "…the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.
|Author||: Bonnie M. Gulan|
Once upon a Christmas time there was a town that everyone called OUR TOWN, where at Christmas time all the Our Town folks gathered together at this Our Town Square that was semi-circled with its Our Parsonage, Our Toyshop, Our Department Store, Our Hardware Store, Our Grade School, Our Dining Room, Our Soda Fountain and Grill, Our Library, Our Supermarket, Our Fire Department, Our Police Department, Our Doctor and Dentist Clinic, Our Hospital, and our famous Our Town Family Inn.In Our Town, no one felt or acted bigger or smaller that another one. Sharing was their keyword and thus at Christmas time all Out Town folks would gather at Our Town Square where each year at Christmas Time, different Our Town folks would share a past memorable Christmas Miracle memory with all the other Our Town folks.This Christmas time, the Our Town folks decided to welcome any and all folks that would like to share in their Our Town Square Celebration.So let this OUR TOWN SQUARE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION BEGIN!!
|Author||: David L. Kirp,John P. Dwyer,Larry A. Rosenthal|
|Editor||: Rutgers University Press|
An account of the legal battle to open up New Jersey's suburbs to the poor, looking at the views of lawyers on both sides of the controversy. It is a case study of judicial activism and its consequences and an analysis of suburban attitudes regarding race, class and property.
|Author||: Fisher-PriceTM,Ellen Weiss|
|Editor||: Studio Fun International|
What's inside all the buildings around town? Eddie, Maggie, and friends help kids find out. The Little People ¨ characters visit five different town locales: the schoolhouse, firehouse, garage, farm, and market. Once they've explored the outside of each location, kids turn a big flap to reveal what's in side the place being featured. Hundreds of object labels and busy scenes make this book an interactive vocabulary-builder.
|Author||: Thornton Wilder|
|Editor||: Harper Perennial|
"[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth."-- New Yorker Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire--an allegorical representation of all life--is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death. Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts--childhood, adulthood, and death--is fully realized. Often considered one of the greatest American plays of all time, Our Town is also Wilder's most frequently staged play. It debuted on Broadway in 1938 and continues to be performed daily on stages all around the world.
|Author||: James Fallows,Deborah Fallows|
A National Bestseller—and the basis for the new HBO documentary streaming on HBO Max For five years, James and Deborah Fallows have travelled across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, the America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey—and an account of a country busy remaking itself.
|Author||: Keith Smith|
|Editor||: Men in My Town|
The story of the abduction, beating, and rape of a teenage boy, followed by the unsolved brutal murder of his assailant, is now a moving novel written by the man who survived this vicious attack.
|Author||: Brett Milano|
From the G Clefs of the mid-1950s to the Dresden Dolls of today, from the down & dirty to the royalty of rock, here's what's been rockin' Boston for the past fifty years.
|Author||: Kelvin Bueckert|
Life in Our Town is a compilation of three historical novellas set on the plains of Manitoba, Canada. Not only does it feature three entertaining novellas, but it also contains photographs and clippings relevant to the stories included. Our Town, Gladstone Our Town, Austin The Great Gladstone Oilstrike! Plus a bonus short story detailing the four seasons of school life, Four Seasons.
|Author||: Thornton Wilder|
|Editor||: Samuel French, Inc.|
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the groundbreaking satiric fantasy follows the extraordinary Antrobus family down through the ages from the time of 'The War' surviving flood, fire, pestilence, locusts, the ice age, the pox and the double feature, a dozen subsequent wars and as many depressions. Ultimately, they are the stuff of which heroes and buffoons are made. Their survival is a vividly theatrical testament of faith in humanity." --