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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Marriage Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #10

Marriage is a wonderful thing, - wonderful thing. And don’t you forget that, George. (II.144)

Mr. Webb gently reminds George of the beauty of marriage.

Quote #11

They arrange the pews for the church in the center of the stage. The congregation will sit facing the back wall. The aisle of the church starts at the center of the back wall and comes toward the audience. (II.288)

The stage hands quickly switch the stage from the Gibbses’ and Webbs’ houses to a wedding ceremony, suggesting that life’s stages transition very quickly. The congregation extends in the audience’s direction, suggesting that we too are participants at the wedding.

Quote #12

This is a good wedding, but people are so put together that even at a good wedding there’s lots of confusion way down deep in people’s minds and we thought that that ought to be in our play, too. (II.297)

The Stage Manager argues that hesitation is impossible to eradicate, even at a good wedding.

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