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    Our Town Themes

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    Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder in 1938, is sometimes known as one of his best works. "Beautiful and remarkable-one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of theatre...A spiritual experience" (Burbank 151). The play deals with at least three themes. The first theme appears in the first act dealing with daily life. A second theme shows up in Act II dealing with love and marriage. The third theme appears in act III having to do with death. Set on May 7, 1901, the play is told by the omniscient stage manager whose purpose is to provide exposition of background facts. In the first act the stage manager introduces two families: the Gibbses and the Webbs. In act I, Wilder shows us the "activities that go on…

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    In Our Town, the geography of the book enhances its message. Right in the first paragraph, we are given the longitude and latitude of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, which is where the play is set. These coordinates give us a lot of detail about the setting. We know that it is in New England, an area that experiences all four seasons. The seasons correspond with the theme of the book about how fast time passes. The spring corresponds with the beginning of life, while the fall corresponds with…

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    Our Town Play Analysis

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    Algona High School’s production of “Our Town” by playwright Thornton Wilder shows that life in itself is beautiful and interesting, but that humans take it for granted every day. This is shown by the activities of everyday people living in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire. This play shows that even the most mundane tasks and daily activities are still valuable and significant in life, and that though you may not see the end coming, it will come, and that this life we have is transient. The first…

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    In the play, Our Town, there are numerous characters which have their own unique personalities and meet different fates. The character that stuck out to me was Joe Crowell, Jr. He is the town’s paperboy and is a star student. The stage manager then informs the audience of his death. Joe in the future will be killed in France during World War I. This character stuck out to me because of how I could relate to the characters monotonous daily routine as a paperboy. In my own life, I have a daily…

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    Our Town Play Analysis

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    Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, has much to say on the subject of life and the thought we put into our living. The play is packed with characters making you see a more three dimensional town. Seeing a vast assortment of characters throughout time makes the production feel real to the audience. The main character Emily who we constantly see throughout the production grow and develop not only as a charter but as a person. Emily goes through her teenage years along with George her lifelong…

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    Our Town Play Analysis

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    Thursday, October, 8, 2015, I was privileged with the opportunity to see the production, Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, and directed by Rose Riordan. Our Town takes place in a small town called Grover’s Corner in the early 1900’s. Our Town is presented in a much different manor than most plays today. Instead of changing sets and meticulously hand painted backdrops, the actors use nothing but some chairs and a pair of ladders. The storyline of the play is intriguing, but not so much as the…

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    CRR #7 Observations: In the reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder I felt the feeling of being included in the audience because he gives us the layout at the beginning. Another detail that contributes to this feeling of being included is by having the stage manager speak directly to us. When he starts describing the town and how small it is it reminds me of Porterville and how nothing really happens there or here. I find it sad when the stage manager tells us about all the things Joe is…

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    Our Town is an interesting play written by Thornton Wilder. At the beginning you are learning about a town and their ways, then at the end you find yourself watching a dead person experiencing life again. The novel is very interesting and keeps your attention throughout it. Our Town is considered a classic. What is a classic, and why is Our Town one? Many people think there are different reasons novels are considered classics, but there is one that stands out. A classic novel is classic because…

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    Our Town by Thorton Wilder is a play that revolves around the modern lives of certain families that live in Grover's Corner. Toward the end of the play one of the main characters whose name is Emily, passes away and this leads to the discussion of what the living does and does not understand. When Emily visits the graveyard, she is greeted by Simon and Mrs. Gibbs. Emily is then transported back in time. Emily and Simon believe that the living do not understand what to cherish about life and how…

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    Our Town Colby Analysis

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    Small Town Living Both Colby and Our Town are both small towns, but they both have their differences. Our Town has a population “within the city limits: 2, 640” (Wilder 15) and colby has a population of 5,419. Our Town is a little bit smaller than Colby, but they both show similar characteristics. In small towns everyone knows almost everyone who lives there. This can be good and bad because with everyone knowing each other, news spread like a wildfire. If people do something big everyone will…

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