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E.B.White's Door

"cutting new ground in the area of literary interpretation"

The Toronto Star

"worked so well because there is something dry & brittle"

Description of work

" Everything (he kept saying) is something it isn't. And everybody is always somewhere else. Maybe it was the city, being in the city, that made him feel how queer everything was and that it was something else. Maybe (he kept thinking) it was the names of the things. The names were tex and frequently koid. Or they were flex and oid or they were duroid (sand) or flexsan (duro), but everything was glass (but not quite glass) and the thing that you touched (the surface, washable, crease-resistant) was rubber, only it wasn't quite rubber and you didn't quite touch it but almost. The wall, which was glass but turned out on being approached not to be a wall, it was something else, it was an opening or doorway--and the doorway (through which he saw himself approaching) turned out to be something else, it was a wall. And what he had eaten not having agreed with him.

He was in a washable house, but he wasn't sure... "    (excerpt of "The Door", E.B.White


E.B.White's Door : Credits


          Maxine Heppner


Marie Josée Chartier

Leica Hardy

Shinchiro Kawai

Hal Walton

Art Alston

Loretta Czernis

Jane Johanson

Vincent Mecca


          E.B. White, "The Door"


          1982, U.C. Playhouse Theatre, Toronto Canada

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