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On This Stage, Jesus Is A Robber; The Devil's A Rapist

The Angola Prison Drama Club performed a play unlike any other in the prison's experience. Seventy inmates took part in The Life of Jesus Christ. For the untrained actors, this production held special meaning, as they saw pieces of their own lives revealed in the characters they played.
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50 Years Later, Still Free, Still Battling The Weather

This summer marks the half-century anniversary of Central Park's Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park. Jeff Lunden looks at the theater's beginnings and how it continues its work today with a new production of As You Like It.
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The Stage On Which Juliet First Called Out For Romeo

Archaeologists have found the remains of the Curtain Theatre, where Shakespeare first staged some of his most famous plays. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chris Thomas, who dug up the theater.
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'Old Jews' Take Jokes To The Stage

In the off-Broadway comedy Old Jews Telling Jokes, doctors, business owners, lawyers and mothers, all of "a certain age" tell jokes and one-liners such as, "Why don't Jewish mothers drink? They don't want to dull the pain." Producer Daniel Okrent and star Marilyn Sokol talk about Jewish humor.
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Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

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'Once,' 'Clybourne Park' Win Tonys

Renee Montagne and David Greene report on the winners of Sunday night's Tony Awards, honoring the best on Broadway. Once won Best Musical and seven other awards, while Clybourne Park won Best Play. Other top awards went to revivals of Porgy and Bess and Death of a Salesman.

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