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The Skin of Our Teeth 

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 »

Director:

Jack O'Brien

Writer:

Thornton Wilder (play)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Diana Bellamy ... Miss E. Muse / Ivy
Renee Brooks Renee Brooks ... Miss M. Muse / Showgirl
Blair Brown ... Sabina
Bonnie Campbell-Britton Bonnie Campbell-Britton ... Miss T. Muse / Audio Person
Jeffrey Combs ... Henry Antrobus
James Coyle James Coyle ... Conveener
Gary Dontzig Gary Dontzig ... Telegraph Boy / Conveener
Larry Drake ... Homer / Conveener
John Eames John Eames ... Conveener / Fred Bailey
Monique Fowler Monique Fowler ... Gladys Antrobus
Bill Geisslinger Bill Geisslinger ... Doctor / Broadcaster
Harold Gould ... Mr. Antrobus
Susan Hegarty Susan Hegarty ... Showgirl
John Houseman ... Network Newscaster
Tom Lacy Tom Lacy ... Newsreel Announcer
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me ta dontia See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (1961) See more »

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Great adaptation of a great play
1 December 2002 | by davadamSee 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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