Our Town is based upon the Stage Manager’s philosophies.

Our Town essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Our Town by Thornton Wilder.

Well, the Tonys weren’t established until nine years after Our Town was produced.

But such consequences as this, you instinctively feel, are erroneous. The more ideals a manhas, the more contemptible, on the whole, do you continue to deem him, if the matter ends therefor him, and if none of the laboring man's virtues are called into action on his part,—nocourage shown, no privations undergone, no dirt or scars contracted in the attempt to get themrealized. It is quite obvious that something more than the mere possession of ideals is required tomake a life significant in any sense that claims the spectator's admiration. Inner joy, to be sure, itmay have, with its ideals; but that is its own private sentimental matter. To extort from us,outsiders as we are, with our own ideals to look after, the tribute of our grudging recognition, itmust back its ideal visions with what the laborers have, the sterner stuff of manly virtue; it mustmultiply their sentimental surface by the dimension of the active will, if we are to have depth, ifwe are to have anything cubical and solid in the way of character.

In the drama Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Note: There are very few props in Our Town. Most of the objects are pantomimed.

This important seminar addresses the great significance of our Orí (Erí; head) and the attention that devotees must give to this center of ashé that guides our life and molds our existence.


"The more," writes Tolstoï in the work 'My Confession,' "the more I examined the life ofthese laboring folks, the more persuaded I became that they veritably have faith, and get from italone the sense and the possibility of life. . . . Contrariwise to those of our own class, who protestagainst destiny and grow indignant at its rigor, these people receive maladies and misfortuneswithout revolt, without opposition, and with a firm and tranquil confidence that all had to be likethat, could not be otherwise, and that it is all right so. . . . The more we live by our intellect, theless we understand the meaning of life. We see only a cruel jest in suffering and death, whereasthese people live, suffer, and draw near to death with tranquillity, and oftener than not with joy. .. . There are enormous multitudes of them happy with the most perfect happiness, althoughdeprived of what for us is the sole of good of life. Those who understand life's meaning, andknow how to live and die thus, are to be counted not by twos, threes, tens, but by hundreds,thousands, millions. They labor quietly, endure privations and pains, live and die, and throughouteverything see the good without seeing the vanity. I had to love these people. The more I enteredinto their life, the more I loved them; and the more it became possible for me to live, too. It cameabout not only that the life of our society, of the learned and of the rich, disgusted me-more thanthat, it lost all semblance of meaning in my eyes. All our actions, our deliberations, our sciences,our arts, all appeared to me with a new significance. I understood that these things might becharming pastimes, but that one need seek in them no depth, whereas the life of the hardworkingpopulace, of that multitude of human beings who really contribute to existence, appeared to mein its true light. I understood that there veritably is life, that the meaning which life there receivesis the truth; and I accepted it."**


In every instance the meaning is death, thegrave or the consequences of sin in this life. David had eleven Mighty MenI Chronicles 12:8-158 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the holdto the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that couldhandle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, andwere as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 9 Ezer the first, Obadiahthe second, Eliab the third, 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah thefifth, 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 12 Johanan theeighth, Elzabad the ninth, 13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.