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Elusive Wilder play 'The Skin of Our Teeth' presents a challenge for Evans in Hayward

If you were to watch Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “The Skin of Our Teeth” and not fully grasp what is happening, no worries, you aren’t alone. 797 more words

Writer's Best Friend

“An incinerator is a writer’s best friend.”

— Thornton Wilder

Famous Guests: Hampshire Bookshop, part three

On the occasion of the Bookshop’s twentieth anniversary in 1936, the Daily Hampshire Gazette printed a historical summary written by co-founder and manager Marion Dodd. Included was a list of more than fifty poets, playwrights, critics, or academics whose presentations in Northampton were produced by HBS. 249 more words


The Divine Nature of Special Friends

On her radio show on April 27, Diane Rehm interviewed actress Kate Mulgrew (Startrek Voyager, Orange is the New Black), delving into her autobiography… 556 more words

Universal Sacraments

Who I Am

There is a scene in Thornton Wilder’s play:
The Angel that troubled the waters.
That to me really captures the essence of the life and spirituality of myself. 207 more words


Death Café

On Monday evening Sarah and I went to a Death Café – which had nothing at all to do with salmonella sandwiches or arsenic-laced americanos. Rather it was a gathering of 20 or 30 strangers who had come together to drink coffee, eat cake and talk about one of the least-discussed topics in today’s society, death. 678 more words


Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama, Vol I, Introduction: Orientations, C: Objections

[A]fter Hegel, drama is bound to be destroyed, since all ideals will be absorbed into material reality and all tension lost in the “one-dimensional” world.  The few examples we have chosen have already shown that this fear is groundless, however the continuing tension is interpreted – whether as a contradiction that must undermine existence itself or as a mystery that imparts meaning and inner satisfaction to what seems unimportant and even intolerable. 

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