Skin Of Our Teeth (eBook)
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A timeless statement about human foibles...and human endurance, The Skin of Our Teeth is Thornton Wilders brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, now reissued with a beautiful new cover and updated afterword by Wilders nephew, Tappan Wilder.Timemagazine calledThe Skin of Our Teeth"e;a sort ofHellzapoppin'with brains,"e; as it broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire (among other styles), Thornton Wilder departs from his studied use of nostalgia and sentiment inOur Townto have an Eternal Family narrowly escape one disaster after another, from ancient times to the present. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and Henry (perfect ineveryway!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp) as they overcome ice, flood, and warby the skin of their teeth.Witty, clever, and provocative, The Skin of Our Teeth showcases Wilders storytelling genius and his extraordinary talents at delving deep into the human psyche.