Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder

Playwright, Author


Biography


Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day

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Shows by Thornton Wilder

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Synopsis

A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by... read more

George and Maggie Antrobus live a seemingly perfect life in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey, along with their children, Henry and Gladys, and their maid, Sabrina. Little do they know that the Ice Age is upon them, the Floods a... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
4/17/1897
Died
12/7/1975
Show Categories
Play
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy, Satire, Fairy Tale/Fantasy

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