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A New Kind Of Tragic Prince In 'King Charles III'

Mike Bartlett's play King Charles III is a Shakespearean meditation on what might happen if Prince Charles became king — and caused a crisis by sticking to his principles rather than what's popular.
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Stephen Park On Playing A Code-Switching Character In Steinbeck's 'East Of Eden'

Park plays Lee, a Chinese servant with an interesting approach to getting by in America, in a new theatrical adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic.
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Jesse Eisenberg: "Bream Gives Me Hiccups"

The actor, playwright and writer on his new book of short stories.

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Annaleigh Ashford Barks Up The Right Tree On Broadway

The Masters of Sex actress is no stranger to Broadway; in fact, she's already won a Tony. Now she's in her first starring role, in Sylvia — and prepping by watching her pet, because she plays a dog.
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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

"My ability to see what's going on in a room or analyze what's going on inside a person comes from my own doubts about what's going on inside myself," he says. Hare's memoir is The Blue Touch Paper.
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New Play Highlights The Women Of Edgar Allan Poe's Life

An unusual play is resurrecting the women from Edgar Allan Poe’s life and work. The site-specific piece is staged in the Maryland Historical Society’s Enoch Pratt House, a Baltimore landmark few people get to visit.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 28, 2015

You can hear a variety of musical styles performed by a versatile band, or fight off zombies while trying to survive in an immersive theater experience.

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

The great American playwright was born a century ago Saturday. An activist as much as he was a writer, Miller challenged social ills in playscripts — and set a new standard for the citizen-artist.
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O Romeo, Romeo, What The Heck Are You Saying?

Wherefore art "thou"? Why not "you" instead? The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is making an ambitious — and controversial — attempt to rewrite the Bard's plays into modern-day English.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 15, 2015

You can keep yourself entertained with live theater, dance and musical performances.

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