REFLECTIONS: The Play's the Thing

Even in Greece and Rome, all we know about the real life of the people is what we can piece together out of the joking poems and the comedies they wrote for the theater back then. . . . So—the people a thousand years from now'll know . . . this is the way we were . . . in our growing up, in our marrying, in our living and in our dying.

Our Town

How Americans were—that was a question not only for posterity. For in the vast and gloomy drama which is...

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