American Playhouse: Season 2, Episode 1

The Skin of Our Teeth (18 Jan. 1983)

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Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ... See full summary »

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Renee Brooks ...
Miss M. Muse / Showgirl
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Bonnie Campbell-Britton ...
Miss T. Muse / Audio Person
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James Coyle ...
Conveener
Gary Dontzig ...
Telegraph Boy / Conveener
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Homer / Conveener
John Eames ...
Conveener / Fred Bailey
Monique Fowler ...
Bill Geisslinger ...
Doctor / Broadcaster
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Susan Hegarty ...
Showgirl
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Production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning play about mankind's triumph over chaos, which wildly altered dramatic conventions in freely shifting between modern-day New Jersey and the ice age - the Antrobus family pets being dinosaurs; and having characters speaking directly to the audience and criticizing the way their own dialogue was written. Written by scgary66

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This was the first instance of a stage play being broadcast live on American public television. See more »

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Sabina: Here it is the middle of August and the coldest day of the year, it's simply freezing. The dogs are sticking to the sidewalks! Can anybody explain that? No!
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Version of Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (1961) See more »

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Great adaptation of a great play
1 December 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

There's not really much to say about this video: If you like the play, then you'll love this version of it, which is as close to definitive as you could call a Wilder adaptation.

Alternately wildly comical, surreal, and deeply moving, I learn something new every time I watch this version of the play.


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