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Metro-Goldwyn-Freud

Saturday, July 02, 2005

In 1925, the movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn traveled all the way to Vienna to meet Sigmund Freud. Goldwyn wanted the famous doctor to consult on movies for MGM — to tell filmmakers what was happening psychologically in famous relationships like Anthony and Cleopatra's. Freud, however, refused even to see Goldwyn. ...

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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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Special Guest: Wendy Wasserstein

Saturday, February 05, 2005

In 1989 playwright Wendy Wasserstein won the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Heidi Chronicles, a play which traces the coming of age of an art historian and a generation that thought it had the corner market on youth. Her other plays include The Sisters Rosensweig and An ...

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Aha Moment: David Ives

Saturday, July 31, 2004

You’ve probably had a moment in your life where something about your destiny suddenly became clear, when you could almost see the cartoon lightbulb appear over your own head. Playwright David Ives remembers the scene that sentenced him to the theater for life.

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Special Guest: Nathaniel Kahn

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Kurt Andersen and Nathaniel Kahn talk about the physical spaces artists build — to feed their creativity and to hide from the rest of the world.

Nathaniel Kahn is a playwright and filmmaker. He grew up in Philadelphia, and his father is the renowned architect Louis Kahn. His documentary about ...

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Lanford Wilson

Saturday, October 18, 2003

The great director Federico Fellini once said that a dark theatre is like a womb — safe, self-contained and life nourishing. The playwright Lanford Wilson toys with that safe feeling. His plays expose what's in the dark, both good and bad. Caitlin Shetterly spoke to Lanford Wilson ...

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Special Guest: David Ives

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Kurt Andersen and playwright David Ives talk about how very tiny things capture the imagination.

David Ives is a playwright who's been called "the maestro of the short form" by The New York Times. He's probably best known for his one-act comedies including All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. ...

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The Shape of Things

Saturday, June 21, 2003

If you watch Neil LaBute's movies, you start to think that he suspects everyone of horrible, underhanded tricks. His first film, In the Company of Men, was about two men who pretended to be in love with the same deaf woman, a coworker, just so they could both dump her ...

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Lanford Wilson

Saturday, April 12, 2003

The great director Federico Fellini once said that a dark theatre is like a womb — safe, self-contained and life nourishing. The playwright Lanford Wilson toys with that safe feeling. His plays expose what's in the dark, both good and bad. Caitlin Shetterly spoke to Lanford Wilson about how ...

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Special Guest: David Ives

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Kurt Andersen and playwright David Ives talk about how very tiny things capture the imagination.

David Ives is a playwright who's been called "the maestro of the short form" by the New York Times. He's probably best known for his one-act comedies including All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. ...

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Special Guest: Sarah Jones

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Kurt Andersen and poet and playwright Sarah Jones talk about how artists identify with their subjects.

Sarah Jones is a poet, spoken word performer, actor and playwright. She's performed her award-winning solo shows Surface Transit and Women Can't Wait around the world, including at the UN's International Conference ...

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Cintra Wilson's Fan Mail

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Cintra Wilson discovered that celebrities, like pop stars, often inspire profound longing in complete strangers. Wilson is a playwright and performer and the author of A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations.

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Inspiration in Theater, Poetry, and Jazz

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Playwright Edward Albee talks about Samuel Beckett, poet Sharon Olds reflects on John Donne, and jazz musician Brandford Marsalis discusses Billie Holiday.

(Originally aired: April 25, 2002)

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Now Playing: Homebody/Kabul

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Tony Kushner traces the bloody invasions of Afghanistan in his newest play, Homebody/Kabul, opening December 19 at the New York Theatre Workshop.

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