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From Ingenue To Antigone: Juliette Binoche Discusses Acting, Aging And Family

The Oscar-winning actress plays Antigone in a new translation of Sophocles' 2,000-year-old tragedy. "It's a very powerful play," Binoche says. Sophocles "still is bringing so much truth in our lives."

Out Of 'The Object Lesson,' An Education In The Power Of Kept Things

Geoff Sobelle calls his new one-man play "a meditation on our relationship to things." On a visit to the show, NPR's Arun Rath gathers a lesson in the meaning of stuff -- and the memories it can bear.

For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

The mezzo-soprano discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. She took "a crack at a singing career" and has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years. Originally broadcast March 14, 2014.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 23, 2015

A play explores the relationships that shaped a resilient, yet stubborn, woman, and a sculptor molds his own “people” in a solo exhibit of unfired clay figures.


Alexander Hamilton's Financial Legacy Is A Hit Musical

Hamilton, the hottest ticket on Broadway, is a musical about the decidedly un-hot topic of his crucial role in U.S. economics. What can we learn about debt and the dollar through rhymes and R&B?

Wildfire Smoke Can Be A Show Stopper At Oregon Shakespeare Festival

With wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest, festival organizers must frequently assess the air quality for the safety of the audience and performers. Six shows have been canceled so far.

Set In Los Angeles, Greek Tragedy 'Medea' Gets A Modern Twist

The Greek tragedy Medea has been rewritten for the modern age. Mojada: A Medea, running in LA, is set in Southern California and involves a border crossing, a garment worker and a straying husband.

Monty Python's John Cleese, Eric Idle Reunite In 'Together Again At Last'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle of Monty Python about their new show, Together Again At Last...For The Very First Time, which begins its U.S. tour in October.

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club Considers Adding 1st Female Performers

Women auditioned for the Harvard musical theater group, Hasty Pudding, this weekend, which has never had a female member in the troop.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies At 89

Gilroy also won a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award for The Subject Was Roses, a play about a World War II veteran returning home from war. He died Saturday.