by Thornton Wilder
Our Town Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The play is an allegory of life structured over three days. Wilder begins the play at the crack of dawn, when the town is waking up, and concludes the play with the dead in the cemetery. The repeti...
Wilder calls for no scenery at the opening of the play, making the Stage Manager carry on a few basic chairs and tables. When Doc Gibbs walks onstage from a doctor’s call, he mimes his doctor...