Paul Hecht

PAUL HECHT has starred on Broadway opposite such actors as Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith, was a Tony nominee for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and received an OBIE for the title role in Pirandello's Henry IV. He has a long and varied career in film and television and has directed and appeared in many literary events in NYC, including at least a dozen at Cornelia Street. including last year's Shakespeare celebration and, in an inspired stroke of typecasting, God in Milton's Paradise Lost.

Paul Hecht appears in the following:

Selected Shorts: Illusions and Deceptions

Friday, June 13, 2014

A bizarre case of vanity, and the funniest ghost story ever from authors Steven Millhauser and Saki.


The Stories of Alice Munro: Young Love

Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest host Hope Davis presents a coming-of-age story by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, and a quirky romance by Aimee Bender.


Selected Shorts: Illusions

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two tales of illusion.

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Selected Shorts: Adventures in London and The Wild West

Sunday, May 22, 2011

An émigré wanders through London, looking for home, and Cary Grant’s suit travels America, pursued by villains in “North by Northwest.”


Private Voices in a Public Place: Diaries at the Morgan Library

Friday, May 06, 2011

Bloggers? Tweeters? My Space? Facebook? Fahgedabodit. Hundreds of years before everyone got on a digital soapbox, diarists used this intimate form to confide their loves, longings, and keen observations about the world around them. Learn more about the diaries currently on view at the Morgan Library here.


Cornelia Street Café Says Happy Birthday to Shakespeare

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's fitting that William Shakespeare was born in the spring—April 26, 1564—because his sonnets are crammed with sumptuous images of ripe nature bursting its bounds. The Cornelia Street Café recently celebrated the playwright’s birthday with a reading of selected sonnets. 


Talk to Me: Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare

Friday, May 07, 2010

In celebration of the bard's birthday, Cornelia Street Café hosted readings from William Shakespeare's sonnets. Listen to the readings and Elizabethan music here.


Dream Catcher

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz is most famous for his novels about modern Cairo, including Palace Walk, but his latest book isn’t exactly fiction. When he was 83 years old, Mahfouz survived a stabbing by Islamic extremists. During his long convalescence, he published accounts of his ...