The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker

Thornton Wilder / Sep 23, 2019

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  • Title: The Matchmaker
  • Author: Thornton Wilder
  • ISBN: 9780573612220
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Farce Casting 9m, 7f Interior SceneryA certain old merchant of Yonkers is so rich in 1800 that he decides to take a wife He employs a matchmaker a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into a hilarious complications AfFarce Casting 9m, 7f Interior SceneryA certain old merchant of Yonkers is so rich in 1800 that he decides to take a wife He employs a matchmaker a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into a hilarious complications After everyone gets straightened out romantically and has his heart s desire, the merchant finds himself affianced to the astute matchmaker herself He who was so shrewd in business is putty in the hands of Dolly Levi He is fooled by apprentices in a series of hilarious hide and seek scenes, and finally has all his bluster explode in his face Loud, slap dash and uproarious extraordinarily original and funny The New York Times Rolls along merrily and madly and the customers are convulsed N.Y Journal American The lines of Wilder are so often brilliant, sage, and witty N.Y Daily News

    The MatchMaker Share this Rating Title The MatchMaker . Want to share s rating on your own site Use the HTML below. The Matchmaker It s in Yonkers, New York Dolly Gallagher Levi is a Jane of all Trades, but her latest and most lucrative venture is as a matchmaker, setting men up with women with the intention of matrimony. The Matchmaker The Matchmaker is a play by Thornton Wilder, a rewritten version of his play The Merchant of Yonkers The Matchmaker film The Matchmaker is a American comedy film directed by Joseph Anthony.The film stars Shirley Booth in her final film, Anthony Perkins, and Shirley MacLaine.The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the play of the same name by Thornton Wilder.The costumes were by Edith Head The Matchmaker Rotten Tomatoes At times cheesy, clichd and out and out hilarious, this was a fun movie to watch The acting, actually, was surprisingly good, and for most of the quality, you can look to Janeane Garofalo The Matchmaker Disney Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia The Matchmaker is a minor character in Disney s animated feature film, Mulan The Matchmaker is responsible for arranging marriages and evaluating potential brides and grooms Thus, she holds a great deal of influence, as women of the time are believed to uphold family honor only by The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder The Matchmaker has ratings and reviews Nada said The marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she is a householder A WIFE is just a f The Matchmaker Janeane Garofalo, Denis Leary Janeane Garofalo The Truth About Cats and Dogs and Reality Bites gives another witty, engaging performance in The Matchmaker As Marcy Tizard, she lands in a remote Irish town during its annual matchmaking festival. The Millionaire Matchmaker Bravo TV Official Site Bravo Media rolls out the red carpet for a slew of celebrity and Bravolebrity guests when The Millionaire Matchmaker returns Patti Stanger is shaking things up this season with fresh methods, a The Matchmaker Introduction Overview Thornton Wilder s play The Matchmaker is a farce in the old fashioned sense It uses such time honored conventions as characters hidden under tables and in closets, men disguised as women, a complex conspiracy to bring young lovers together, and a happy ending

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      • Thornton Wilder

        Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and a National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day.For see enpedia wiki Thornton


    331 Comments

    1. A simple plot , a simple story , a simple characters normal start and Pleasant node and happy funny end . it's a very simple book , a surprise is a 85% from Egyptian cinema in sixteens used this plot with the same details in movies . and it's have a good chance that is the Original text has taken from it


    2. First sentence: I tell you for the hundredth time you will never marry my niece.Premise/plot: The Matchmaker is a play by Thornton Wilder. Chances are if you hear the names "Horace Vandergelder," "Cornelius Hackl," "Barnaby Tucker," "Irene Molloy," and "Dolly Levi" you will likely think of the musical Hello Dolly and not The Matchmaker. But The Matchmaker obviously came first. What should you know? It is FUNNY. It features more characters than the musical. (I really LOVED Malachi Stack and Flora [...]


    3. Entertaining read of the play and background story and changes to it. The growth and changes of the play from its initial failure in 1938 and its relaunch in the 1950s which was a massive success. Several things about the play changed and there were changes in the production that lightened it up. More recently were a few more changes that turned it into the movie and musical "Hello Dolly".


    4. The Matchmaker is about nothing but romance. How families do not always like that person you fall in love with got whatever reason. Mr. Vandergelder's niece, Ermengarde, falls in love with Ambrose, a poor artist. They both love each other dearly and want to run away and get married. Mr. Vandergelder would like her to marry a smart young seventeen year old named Barbany. Barbany doesn't even want to grasp the thought of already getting married, And tries to convince Mr. Vandergelder that but Mr. [...]


    5. YuchhI HATE farce! I read this as part of a trio of Thornton Wilder's plays. I'm glad I read it only because of the tremendous contrast it has with Our Town (great) and Skin of Our Teeth (still in progress, intriguing). I can't believe all three were written by the same guy. Anyone interested in writing have any ideas about that? Er, I don't know what to rate this. As a farce, I suppose it waswell-constructedeven if I hated reading it


    6. A good farce adapted from John Oxenford's 1835 one-act farce "A Day Well Spent" which had been extended into a full-length play entitled "Einen Jux will er sich machen" by Austrian playwright Johann Nestroy in 1842.Some sentences are very funny, the most lovely character are the last to appear "Miss Flora Van Husen", the only defeat is that a lot of things happen in the same time which didn't presented in away that clear its funny and joyful atmosphere.


    7. Reviewed in conjunction with The Merchant of Yonkers and Hello, Dolly!Based on an Austrian play that drew its inspiration from a one-act play by John Oxenford, The Merchant of Yonkers would later be repurposed by Mr. Wilder as The Matchmaker, which would in turn inspire the most famous of the group, Hello Dolly. Decades later, the Austrian play would be loosely adapted by Tom Stoppard as On the Razzle.Confused yet? Yeah, me too.Having read everything but Nestroy’s Einen Jux will er sich machen [...]


    8. I really only knew this play from the much more popular musical version _Hello Dolly_. Because I don't care for musicals very much, I'm glad to say that this work is an enjoyable play in its own right. Wilder has backed away from the radical formal theatrical experimentation of _Our Town_ and _The Skin of our Teeth_; this is a much more conventional play in most ways: the sets are realistic, the cast stays fixed on the stage (not wandering out into the audience), and the action and plot are fair [...]


    9. The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder is a ribald farce that follows Cornelius and Barnaby as they rebel against their strict boss, Mr. Vandergelder, to go on an adventure and won't go home until they've kissed a girl! (Wait that reminds me of Wall-E for some reason). There's some social commentary on the issues with the upper wealthier class and gives a good moral on living an exciting life, all through some spot-on comedy and classic farce elements from older plays. It lends itself to some witty r [...]


    10. 7 men, 7 womenDelightful, well-written play. Set in 1880 NYC and Yonkers, Not nearly as dated as I expected it to be.The set build itself doesn't look overly challenging, although one set has a trapdoor. Written in 4 acts, possible loss of continuity because of set changes (office to hat shop, intermission, then restaurant to spinster's house).Good, even tempo, leading to a satisfying conclusion.


    11. I thought for sure I had read this back in my college theatre lecture, but no. I'm thinking now that I must never have seenHello Dolly,either. Huh.Well, it's a farce, and highly dependent on a bygone place and time. My imagination is not up to the challenge of visualizing all that lurking and cross-dressing and eye-rolling, but I guess it killed 'em back in the day. Ah, well, I bounced off ofOur Towntoo; I suppose I'm just not a Wilder fan.


    12. Such a fun read! Plays are fun in that they give you just enough information to picture the scene without going overboard in descriptions and details. This was especially delightful in that it was a rollicking adventure in the city with characters trying to avoid contact with each other while working towards finding their true loves. Highly recommend


    13. Never read a farce before. Liked it. Even laughed out loud at a few spots (the hat shop was best - don’t skip the stage direction because the humour lies partly there). Will certainly go see this play if it is ever in town.


    14. We know it as Hello DollyBut to read the original play, gives one a sense of what was originally intended. And the background story at the end gives us a historical picture of the time & the author. Give yourself a break & read this one. You'll be glad you did.






    15. I just saw an audition posting for this play and it sounds interesting. It is supposed to be a farce with slamming doors mistaken identities and whatnot. Noises Off? Clue? Hopefully it's in that vein.OK, so not quite what I thought but it did surprise me in another way. As I was reading the cast list it started to sound familiar. Really familiar. Like Tom Stoppard's "On the Razzle". One page in it became abundantly clear that Razzle is an updated version of this story which is an updated version [...]


    16. Very enjoyable farce. Still, hard not to picture the Streisand film as you read it and miss the wonderful songs!!Horace Vandergelder wants a wife. He's rich and a mean employer and off to New York with matchmaker Dolly Levi to find his bride. His clerks are off too, looking for adventure.Funny, joyous, with witty monologues and great female characters for the period. The differences between this and Hello Dolly are dramatic in some scenes and small in others, but it's all a riot in period dress. [...]


    17. I read this play for a drama class, but I was already fond of the musical "Hello, Dolly!" which is based on this play, so I thought that I had this show down pat. However, it was a bit different than the musical; there were even a few additional characters. It was a quick, witty play that was reminiscent of Oscar Wilde to me, though much more American-ized. It contains some charming monologues, humorous diologues, and was overall a nice play to read for school. As a side note, reading it aloud i [...]


    18. "Hello, Dolly" is based on Thornton Wilder's play. I was watching WALL*E and decided, of course, that I had to rewatch "Hello, Dolly." I noticed the credits mentioned Wilder's play. I haven't read it; have any of you?


    19. I can't help but be impressed with Wilder's versatility as a playwright. How he can go from the stark realism of Our Town to the absurdity of The Skin of Our Teeth to the hilarity here is beyond me. This is a delightful little play. Read it.


    20. I rally have come to love Thornton Wilder as a playwright. This was a very cute play that is a quick read. I really enjoyed it :) Click Here For Full Review


    21. Loved it! Hello, Dolly is a favorite musical of mine. It was the very first play I ever saw in New York (the Pearl Bailey/Cab Calloway revival) and the joy has always stayed with me. I had also seen the movie The Matchmaker with Shirley Booth and loved that too. This is a great story




    22. I read this in high school & absolutely loved it! The characters are so fun & the story is so far fetched you have to love the mess they get themselves into. It is like a classic I Love Lucy episode!




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