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As time goes by

By the final act the representation of time in Life Story becomes literal, as the sun changes positions in the sky and the seasons pass. It echoes Virginia Lee Burton’s life as her children grow up and she grows older. In her epilogue, Burton urges the viewer/reader to “look out of your window and in a few seconds you will see the sun rise.” Life Story has been translated into many languages, and new editions with updated scientific information have emerged. Even 50 years after its initial publication, Burton’s work remains a classic telling of the dramatic story of life on Earth.

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Title: Preliminary art for Life Story, Act V, Scene 6

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