Play directory : The Long Christmas Dinner

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  • Author
    Thornton Wilder
  • Written
  • Setting
    1930's America
  • Overview
    A one-act drama about several generations of one family:

    A play whose action traverses ninety years and represents in accelerated motion ninety Christmas dinners in the Bayard home. The development of the countryside, the changes in customs and manners during this period of time as well as the growth of the Bayard family and their accumulation of property sums up vividly a wide aspect of American life. It is a serious play lightened with humor of character; it has a human, tender, moving quality both appealing and forceful.