Here’s the second in our broadcast series on Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World, which began Monday at the Kennedy Center. Tuesday evening, Jeffrey Brown profiled Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam.
In the second of a series of reports on the Arabesque arts festival at the Kennedy Center, Jeffrey Brown talks to Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam, whose company is presenting a Shakespeare play with a twist, “Richard III: An Arab Tragedy.” Continue reading
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright who has been lauded as the most influential dramatist of his generation, died Wednesday after battling cancer. Jeffrey Brown discusses Pinter’s life and work with theater critic Ben Brantley. Continue reading
Playwright Tom Stoppard’s latest work, “Rock’n’Roll,” takes a new look at Czechoslovakia’s 1989 Velvet Revolution, which toppled the then Soviet-backed Communist government. Jeffrey Brown looks at Stoppard’s inspirations and talks to actors about portraying his characters. Continue reading
NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on a unique theater troupe in Denver that employs actors with mental and physical disabilities. Continue reading