Skinny Teeth

Skinny Teeth - Jason Christian Professor Klayder Cultural Paper 1 Blatant Theatrics Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth constantly reminds the

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Jason Christian Professor Klayder Cultural Paper 1 November 18, 2006 Blatant Theatrics Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth constantly reminds the audience that they are watching a play. Clearly, the idea of ad nauseum is craftily embellished in the entire play by Karen Paisley in the University of Kansas University Theatre production. While most plays tend to concentrate on persuading the audience that it is not watching a play, the blatant reality of The Skin of Our Teeth actually empowers the play. The production constantly pokes and prods at the audience almost irritating it to the point of annoyance. Much like when a mother tells her child not to touch a hot stove, after Sabina’s line, “Don’t think about this play,” the audience is compelled to think about the play. With this stimulation, the play creates friction between the audience and the characters. From this friction, the true meaning of the play is found. The production makes strong attempts to emphasize the friction in the play.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 105 taught by Professor Berkland during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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Skinny Teeth - Jason Christian Professor Klayder Cultural Paper 1 Blatant Theatrics Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth constantly reminds the

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