research centers


Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by

Article
Thornton Wilder's Play "Our Town"

Author: liza hussain dwaini
Journal: Alustath الاستاذ ISSN: 0552265X 25189263 Year: 2013 Volume: 2 Issue: 204 Pages: 53-70
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

Loading...
Loading...
Abstract

Thornton Niven Wilder was born on April 17, 1897, in Madison, Wisconsin. His father, Amos Wilder, was a strict Calvinist; and his mother, Isabella Niven Wilder, was a very religious lady. The family moved to China in 1906 when his father became the United States Consul-General in Hong Kong. Wilder returned with his mother to California in 1912 because of the unstable political conditions in China at that time. Enrolled in Berkeley High School, he became interested in theater and began regularly attending plays. He also began to demonstrate his unique talents for writing. Graduating from high school in 1915, Wilder attended Oberlin College before transferring to Yale University in 1917. During World War I, he served in Rhode Island in 1918. When war was over, he returned to his studies at Yale. In 1920, he received his bachelor's degree, and saw the first publication of his play The Trumpet Shall Sound. He received his master's degree at Princeton University in 1926, the publication year of his novel The Cabala. His novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) proved immensely popular, and led to the Pulitzer Prize in 19281.Wilder later taught at the University of Chicago, in Illinois, (1930–1936), and the University of Hawaii (1935). He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for Our Town to become the only American writer to win both the Novel and Drama categories of that prize2. He volunteered in World War II (1939–45), serving in Africa, Italy, and the United States. A lecturer at Harvard in the early 1950s, he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1952. Wilder was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, and the National Book Committee's National Medal for Literature in 1965. He died of a heart attack December 7, 1975, in Hamden, Connecticut, where he had lived off and on for many years with his sister, secretary, business manager, and literary adviser, Isabel Wilder3.

Keywords


Article
The Idea of Philandering in G.B. Shaw's The Philanderer
مفهوم الغزل عند جون برناتشو

Author: Submitted By Liza Hussain Dwaini المدرس ليزا حسين دويني
Journal: Alustath الاستاذ ISSN: 0552265X 25189263 Year: 2013 Volume: 1 Issue: 206 Pages: 27-40
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

Loading...
Loading...
Abstract

is one of the high-end plays which was summitted by Bernard Shaw The play is attractive , vivid and honest. The play presented two layers of upper-class society and middle- income people also the play discusesed marriage with love and marriage without love and the purpose of the play is not only to entertain but to raise awareness about social problems and at the same time criticizing of capitalist behavior. The play dealt with the gradual evolution in human rights.

هي واحدة من المسرحيات الراقية الني قدمها برنادشو, وهي مسرحية جذابة وحية وصادقة . فدمت المسرحية طبقتين من المجتمع الطبقة العليا والوسطى اي ذوي الدخل المتوسط ناقشت المسرحية الزواج مع الحب والزواج بدون حب والغرض من المسرحية ليس للترفيه فقط وانما زيادة الوعي بالمشاكل الاجتماعية وهي في نفس الوقت انتقاد للسلوك الرسمالي على الرغم من ان الطرفه والفكاهة لا تخلو منها. وتناولت المسرحية التطور التدريجي في حقوق الانسان.

Keywords

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Resource type

article (2)


Language

English (2)


Year
From To Submit

2013 (2)