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By Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Gary Carey
A dearly cherished American play, this drama makes a speciality of the day-by-day lives of 2 small-town households within the early 1900s. it's a light and thorough stroll via "American life."
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His version states that the future father-in-law should not be left alone with the groom. Our Town 39 Doctor Frank Gibbs Like Mr. Webb, Doc Gibbs represents the professions and functions as just another citizen helping to give believability and realism to the street scene. In Act I, Dr. Gibbs introduces the concept of birth by his announcement that he has just delivered the Goruslawski twins. An opinionated man, he takes an active interest in his son’s ambition to be a farmer and smirks at Mrs.
Compare the homespun philosophy of this play to Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. Note similar attitudes toward death. 2. Compare Emily’s response to reliving her twelfth birthday with Edna St. ” 3. Create a town roll of citizens, giving details about every person mentioned in the play. 4. Discover why William Jennings Bryan was a popular speaker in his day. Cite homespun philosophy from his speeches that compares with the comments of Mr. Webb and the Stage Manager. 5. ” Explain why the hymn is appropriate to both weddings and funerals.
With quiet dignity and serenity, she greets them. They return her greeting. Emily expresses the newness she is experiencing. It seems to her that she has been apart from the living for thousands of years. She dislikes being new in the cemetery. She tells “Mother Gibbs” what a wonderful place she and George made of their farm, but Mrs. Gibbs takes little interest in her human endeavors. Emily adds that the farm won’t be the same to George now that she is dead. Suddenly she realizes that living people don’t understand death.
Our Town (Cliffs Notes) by Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Gary Carey