The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 30, 1942

The Skin of Our Teeth (by Thornton Wilder; produced by Michael Myerberg). In Our Town Thornton Wilder abolished space and expanded Main Street into the universe. In The Skin of Our Teeth he has annihilated time and turned the Antrobus family of Excelsior, N.J. into the story of mankind. But where Our Town, despite its reckless stagecraft, was a warm and human allegory nourished with cracker-barrel wisdom, The Skin of Our Teeth is a cockeyed and impudent vaudeville littered with asides and swarming with premeditated anachronisms. Dinosaurs collide with bingo; the Muses jostle...

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