OUR TOWN PROJECT

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OUR TOWN PROJECT:

OUR TOWN PROJECT Whitney Bryant GeChonne Laurent Contemporary Literature, P.7 Excerpt from Our Town by Thorton Wilder

What Is It?:

What Is It? Our Town is three act play by Thorton Wilder, arguably his most famous, and most celebrated, play. Our Town was first published in 1983 and the play in its entirety takes place in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire.

Character/Cast List (In order of appearance):

Character/Cast List ( In order of appearance ) STAGE MANAGER DR. GIBBS JOE CROWELL HOWIE NEWSOME MRS. GIBBS MRS. WEBB GEORGE GIBBS REBECCA GIBBS WALLY WEBB EMILY WEBB PROFESSOR WILLARD MR. WEBB WOMAN IN THE BALCONY MAN IN THE AUDITORIUM LADY IN THE Box SIMON STIMSON MRS. SOAMES CONSTABLE WARREN Si CROWELL THREE BASEBALL PLAYERS SAM CRAIG JOE STODDARD

Our Scene:

Our Scene We’re going to read to you our scene from Act II

Quick Notes:

Quick Notes Our scene took place on the last day of school George was carrying Emily’s books for her then decided to bring up her recent strange behavior towards him Emily told him why, and afraid that she upset him, began to tear up. After the scene, they go to a drug store for ice cream as they speak about the future and the possibility of George going off for college

Questions:

Questions What reason did Emily give to George when he asked her why she was behaving so strangely towards him? If not told that they were in school, what actions or phrases would’ve made you assume such?

Thorton Wilder:

Thorton Wilder 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton_Wilder

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