Students analyze the Stage Manager’s final speech in this scene from the MASTERPIECE 2003 production of the play, Our Town. Played by Paul Newman, the Stage Manager concludes the play in the same calm, reasonable, and folksy way he began it. Like the play itself, the ending is deceptively simple. See Teaching Tips for how to use the video in the classroom. This resource, aimed at ELA and drama teachers, is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection and accompanies other resources from Our Town: The Way We Were and Love and Marriage.
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