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One lays on hands, the other penetrates the body. The painter makes up his subject out of thin air (like a magician) and applies various pigments to the canvas. Benjamin suggests that the painter (and, by extension, the playwright) extracts from the world in order to create the illusion of life in two dimensions. The ﬁlmmaker, on the other hand, always remains immersed in the world: “Film penetrates into reality, a thorough permeation which offers, paradoxically, an aspect of reality free of equipment” (235–36).
Whether in Joplin, Missouri, or New York, New York, an audience applauds when the houselights dip and the stage lights come up on a scene that looks “real” and recognizable. In the nineteenth century, Americans paid money to see moving dioramas of familiar places, so the trompe l’oeil standard of scenic art should surprise no one. Audiences applaud that which looks very much like something they have already seen. It must be hard to duplicate real life, such applause seems to suggest. In ﬁlm, that which looks lifelike receives no approbation.
A. R. Gurney’s The Dining Room champions the “hereness” of drama by staging an anthropological study in which people come and go, live and die, but furniture remains through the ages. His play chronicles almost a century of life of a dining room table passing from one generation to the next. The constancy of the table resonates with lives lived differently over the years and space used differently: a main room of pride, a setting for a formal dinner, a casual family gathering place, a place to do homework, a storage facility, an extraneous room.