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“THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH” PART 2

THORNTON WILDER adopted a cosmic view when he composed The Skin of Our Teeth, a history of mankind that intermingled prehistoric creatures, ancient Greeks, classic literary characters and a family … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

“THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH” PART 1

AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT Thornton Wilder called The Skin of Our Teeth “the most ambitious project I have ever approached.” And no wonder. The play mixes the early 1940s with prehistoric times, … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

ETYMOLOGY: AT SIXES AND SEVENS

THE WORLD, it has been said, is “at sixes and sevens.” On the other hand, researching this phrase gave me some comforting insight into the practice of etymology and, indeed, … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 3 Comments