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Pullman Car Hiawatha : A Play

Pullman Car Hiawatha : A Play
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Code: PSFLN-55405
Author: Thornton Wilder
ISBN/EAN: 573022208

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12m, 5f.

  • This one-act comedy, set in a Pullman car on a train traveling from New York to Chicago in December, 1930, introduces techniques Wilder would use in future three-act plays: The stage is virtually bare, with only a balcony or bridge and two flights of stairs, and the play is narrated by a Stage Manager.
  • One of the characters speaks words that foreshadow Emily's words in Our Town.
  • The play includes a character representing Grover's Corners, Ohio-a forerunner of Our Town's Grover's Corners, New Hampshire.
  • The cast includes the hours of the day, the weather, the planets, and supernatural beings.
  • Conventional time is suspended, and the only true measures of existence are life and death.
  • Pullman Car takes us on a metaphorical journey by train through the American landscape, a diverse band of travelers encapsulated in a Pullman car hurtle through time, space and a range of emotions.

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