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Girl on a Wire

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Parents used to fear their kids running away to the circus, but today, in some cities, they drive their kids to circus school. Marge Ostroushko has been taking her daughter, Anna, for classes at St. Paul's Circus Juventas since Anna was ten. Now she watches as Anna hangs ...

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Jerry Springer: The Opera

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Turning Jerry Springer, the infamous American TV talk show, into an opera for the London stage was an artistic gamble in its own right. But it got more complicated recently when the opera aired on the BBC. A Christian group tried to take legal action against the BBC, ...

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Special Guest: Terry Teachout

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Terry Teachout is the rare critic who covers music, dance, books, and the visual arts. He is a columnist for the Washington Post, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal, and a music critic for Commentary. The Terry Teachout Reader, a collection of his essays, has just ...

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Johnny Loves Joni

Saturday, July 09, 2005

For nearly 20 years, John Kelly has been performing as Joni Mitchell. In heels and a blond wig, the 6-foot-tall Kelly takes to the stage and sings for an adoring audience — an audience that occasionally includes Mitchell herself. Mitchell tells Sharon Lerner why she loves Kelly's act.

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How Art Works: Method Acting

Saturday, July 02, 2005

The phrase "be in the moment" has become a self-help cliche, but it actually comes out of Method acting. The Method, developed from ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, is gospel for American actors. Dmae Roberts spoke with actors and directors in Portland, Oregon to find out what it means ...

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Carlos

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Imagine if you could project an image and persona that made you massively influential. A conceptual artist named Jose Alvarez did just that. He created an alter-ego — a spiritual channeler named Carlos who drew followers all over the world, including millions in China. Studio 360's Ave Carrillo ...

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Hate Cute?

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Cute is supposed to appeal universally, but some people just don't get it. Tamar Brott has some thoughts to share about being cute-averse in a too-cute world.

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Our Town

Saturday, May 28, 2005

The popular imagination associates Compton, California with gang violence and gangsta rap, but a few years ago, a high school there staged a production of Our Town, Thornton Wilder's play set in a New England village in 1904. It's a drama-class chestnut that people tend to think of as wistful ...

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Rumsfeld Goes to Star Wars

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Revenge of the Sith opens this weekend and by Christmas the complete DVD box set of all six Star Wars movies will hit the store shelves. We imagine a commentary track about waging war for a righteous cause by the people who know — Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell. ...

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Angels in America

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Tony Kushner's Angels in America was a sprawling, epic 2-part play that burst onto the Broadway stage in 1993. Kushner, along with his director George C. Wolfe and a stellar cast, crafted a monumental response to the 1980's. The play created a world populated by ghosts, angels, ...

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Special Guest: Neil Labute

Saturday, April 23, 2005

New York Times critic once called Neil LaBute "The bleakest and most unforgiving moralist in contemporary American film and theater." He has directed several films from his own scripts, including his infamously dark breakout success In the Company of Men, as well as movies by other writers — ...

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One-Man Band

Saturday, April 16, 2005

A few years ago, the popular indie singer, songwriter, and violinist Andrew Bird moved out of Chicago to a farm in western Illinois. Out among the chickens and the soybeans, he started to write songs in which he could play all the parts by himself — replacing his ...

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Thom Pain

Saturday, April 16, 2005

We know the name of the man on stage, but we don't know much else about him — he constantly revises his opinions and his portrayal of himself. In the acclaimed new play Thom Pain (based on nothing), playwright Will Eno explores some of the darker and ...

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Special Guest: Liev Schreiber

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Kurt Andersen and actor Liev Schreiber talk about scale and how actors, artists, and musicians choose the right size for the work they do.

Liev Schreiber is one of the most acclaimed young actors today. His portrayals of Hamlet and Iago thrilled theater critics, and he's appeared in films from ...

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How Art Works: Dancing Feet

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Back in the day, there was one thing every entertainer had to know how to do: tap dance. Sara Fishko explains how a generation of dancers learned how to speak with their feet.

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Eurydice Speaks

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Playwright Sarah Ruhl always wondered how Eurydice experienced her death, what she really thought of her lover Orpheus and who she met in the underworld. Audiences in San Francisco discovered surprising answers to Ruhl’s questions when her play, Eurydice, premiered in 2003. Ruhl told Sarah Lilley how she imagined the ...

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To Hell And Back

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The dark and sleek but dangerously sexy world of film noir conjures a very modern vision of the underworld. Jocelyn Gonzales talked to two film critics who see Orpheus in Jimmy Stewart, and a robot.

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Special Guest: Mary Zimmerman

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Rock star marries the love of his life. She’s killed. He goes to hell to get her back — and fails. Kurt Andersen and his guest Mary Zimmerman look at the myth of Orpheus and why it’s never gone out of style.

Playwright and theater director Mary Zimmerman is one ...

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Special Guest: Elizabeth Streb

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Kurt Andersen and the choreographer Elizabeth Streb explore the dangerous sides of creating dance, music, and sculpture. 

Elizabeth Streb is a choreographer with few boundaries. She combines elements of dance, athletics, extreme-sports, circus arts, and action-movie stunt work into a new kind of movement, where she and her dancers dive ...

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Aha Moment: The Rookie

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Christine Chapman has always been an actress, but she couldn’t find the time to perform with a full-time job and a family to care for. But her dream of being in theater got a shot in the arm one afternoon when she found herself in an empty movie theater. Produced ...

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