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The Collected Translations and Adaptations of Thornton Wilder

(2000)
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"Literature has always more resembled a torch race than a furious dispute among heirs."-Thornton Wilder

"Here is a man who knows the classics backwards and forwards. Nothing could have been more natural to him than to draw upon these giants of the past, stand on their shoulders and weave their ideas and techniques into the texture of his own writing in order to forge something new and original."-Ken Ludwig, from his introduction

These six masterful translations and adaptations of plays by other authors-four of them previously unpublished-illuminate a lost chapter in Thornton Wilder's career as a dramatist, and reveal him passing the torch in the continuum of literary greats. Included in this volume are Wilder's impeccable translations of Ibsen's A Doll's House, Sartre's The Victors, and Lucrece by Andre Obey; and his inspired adaptations of The Bride of Torozko by Otto Indig, The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar, and The Matchmaker by Johann Nestroy (itself the source for the popular musical Hello, Dolly!).



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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Collected Translations and Adaptations of Thornton Wilder
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 1-55936-289-8 / 978-1-55936-289-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: The Collected Translations and Adaptations of Thornton
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 1-55936-179-4 / 978-1-55936-179-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
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Paperback Editions

February 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: The Collected Translations and Adaptations of Thornton
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 1-55936-174-3 / 978-1-55936-174-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Collected Translations and Adaptations of Thornton Wilder
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 1-55936-288-X / 978-1-55936-288-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Availability: Amazon UK