Synopses & Reviews
This omnibus volume brings together the definitive texts of three outstanding plays by one of America's most distinguished writers. Thronton Wilder was equally prolific and successful as a dramatist and novelist. Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Matchmaker (1955) was originally staged as The Merchant of Yonkers (1938) and later appeared as a hit musical, Hello Dolly! (1964).
About the Author
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, the second of his seven novels, and received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Our Town in 1938 and The Skin of Our Teeth in 1943. Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker was adapted as the musical Hello, Dolly! His work is widely read and produced around the world to this day, and his screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) remains a classic psycho-thriller. Wilder's many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.