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Chapter 8: American Drama – Thornton Niven Wilder (1897-1975)

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| Top | Primary Works

Plays The cabala, 1926; The bridge of San Luis Rey, 1927; The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays, 1928; The woman of Andros, 1930; Our Town A Play In Three Acts , 1933; The long Christmas dinner, 1934; Heaven’s my destination, 1935; The merchant of Yonkers; a farce in four acts (with Oxenford, John, and Nestroy, Johann, 1939; The Skin Of Our Teeth , 1942; The ides of March, 1948; he Matchmaker: Revised from the Merchant of Yonkers , 1955; Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker, 1957; Childhood ; Infancy , 1960; The long Christmas dinner, & other plays in one act. Introduction by John Gassner, 1963; The eighth day, 1968; Theophilus North, 1973; The Alcestiad or, A life in the sun a play in three acts, with a satyr play, The drunken sisters, 1977; American characteristics and other essays, 1979.

Novels The Cabala, 1926; The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, 1927; Woman Of Andros, 1930; Heaven’s My Destination, 1935; The Ides Of March, 1948; The Eighth Day, 1967; Theopolis North, 1973; The Alcestiad or A Life In The Sun (published postmortem), 1977.

| Top | Selected Bibliography

Blank, Martin. Critical essays on Thornton Wilder. NY: G.K. Hall, 1996. PS3545 .I345 Z645

Burbank, Rex J. Thornton Wilder. NY: Twayne Publishers 1961. PS3545.I345 Z57

Castronovo, David. Thornton Wilder. NY: Ungar, 1986. PS3545 .I345 Z58

Goldstein, Malcolm. The art of Thornton Wilder. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1965. PS3545.I345 Z66

Goldstone, Richard H. Thornton Wilder, an intimate portrait. NY: Saturday Review Press, 1975. PS3545 I345 Z664

Grebanier, Bernard D. N. Thornton Wilder. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1964. PS3545.I345 Z67

Haberman, Donald. The plays of Thornton Wilder; a critical study. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan UP, 1967. PS3545.I345 Z68

Kuner, Mildred C. Thornton Wilder: the bright and the dark. NY: Crowell 1972. PS3545 I345 Z75

Lifton, Paul. Vast encyclopedia: the theatre of Thornton Wilder. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood P, 1995. PS3545 .I345 Z77

Simon, Linda. Thornton Wilder, his world. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979. PS3545 .I345 Z89

Walsh, Claudette. Thornton Wilder: a reference guide, 1926-1990. NY: G.K. Hall, 1993. PS3545 .I345 Z93

Wilder, Amos N. Thornton Wilder and his public. Philadelphia: Fortress P, 1980. PS3545.I345 Z96

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