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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
New York: Coward McCann, Inc, 1938. New York: Coward McCann, Inc, 1938 First edition, first printing. Publisher's olive cloth, with blue labels lettered in white to the front board and spine, typography designed by Robert Josephy; in the original pictorial dust jacket, illustrated with a drawing by A. E. Fisher. A near fine copy, with some light wear to the spine ends, a hint of toning to the spine, extremely clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some toning to the spine, a few short closed tears to the extremities, minor chipping to the spine ends, slight loss to the top corner of the rear panel, bright and clean panels. Overall, a tight and clean copy. Our Town is Wilder's "first length play to be presented on the professional stage." A three act drama, Our Town is set in the town of Grove's Corners, New Hampshire, which serves a microcosm of small-town American life, and depicts scenes from the town's history and the everyday lives of its inhabitants from 1900-1913. It was first produced in Princeton, New Jersey, at the McCarter Theater on January 22, 1938, and in New York at the Henry Miller Theatre on February 4 of the same year. Our Town continued on to Broadway, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938, and continues to be successfully revived today. "A moving story with overtones of great beauty and understanding," the play is produced without a set and lacking props, relying instead on the metatheatrical narration by the "stage manager," the "woman in the balcony," and a "man in the auditorium.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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