Independent Lens

Playwright: Turning Robin Williams into a Dead Tiger

Clip: Season 15 Episode 5 | 3m 3s

In this video extra from the Independent Lens documentary Playwright: From Page to Stage, go behind the scenes as Robin Williams rehearses for the titular role in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo for the play’s Broadway run. We hear why Williams “fit the part so beautifully” and watch the comic actor prepare with director Moises Kaufman and writer Rajiv Joseph. Includes snippets from the live play.

Aired: 12/16/13

Rating: TV-PG

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