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Overview

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Author

Thornton Wilder

First Performed

1938

Type

Play

Genre

Allegory, Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Our Town is narrated by the Stage Manager, a godlike and omniscient person who speaks directly to the audience. He knows everything about everyone in Grover's Corners, including its past and its future.

About the Title

Our Town could be anyone's hometown; the play is an allegory about the meaning of life, which Thornton Wilder finds in the seemingly insignificant events that occur and reoccur through the generations.

Summary

This study guide and infographic for Thornton Wilder's Our Town offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.

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