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American Gothic


As they do so, strong lights flood the pulpit, the crosslights fade out, and the reflection of a slightly distorted church window, "American Gothic" in style, is thrown on the wall above the pulpit.) (Entering with the crowd, Mrs. Gibbs sits in the first row, and seat on R.; Mrs. Webb in first row, end seat on L. Next to them sit their husbands, and next Doc Gibbs, Rebecca ; next Mr. Webb, Wally.
Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  Grant Wood’s famous painting of a pitchfork-holding farmer and woman (1930)
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  • As they do so, strong lights flood the pulpit, the crosslights fade out, and the reflection of a slightly distorted church window, "American Gothic" in style, is thrown on the wall above the pulpit.) (Entering with the crowd, Mrs. Gibbs sits in the first row, and seat on R.; Mrs. Webb in first row, end seat on L. Next to them sit their husbands, and next Doc Gibbs, Rebecca ; next Mr. Webb, Wally.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • To me, it was pure American gothic, showing the small-town, mill-town South in its worst possible light, and I hated that.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
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Associated words [difficulty]:   American Gothic [9] , Mona Lisa [5] , Sistine Chapel [8]
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