Tuesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown profiles Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam, who adapts Shakespeare to explore contemporary culture and politics in the Persian Gulf.
By Arts Desk
Brian Dennehy and Robert Falls have teamed up for nearly all of O'Neill's classics. Now, they're at it again, with "Desire Under the Elms," part of an ambitious six-play festival of O'Neill at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Entertainer Eartha Kitt gained international celebrity for her sultry and elegant style before dying of colon cancer at age 81 on Christmas Day. Kitt recently spoke with Gwen Ifill for a PBS special.
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.
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright who has been lauded as the most influential dramatist of his generation, died Wednesday at age 78 after a long battle with cancer.
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.
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play a day for 365 days beginning in November 2002. In commemoration of Parks' achievement, cities and communities across the nation are performing her plays one day at a time.
NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on a unique theater troupe in Denver that employs actors with mental and physical disabilities.
By PBS NewsHour
The William Inge Theater Festival started on Monday in the small town of Independence, Kansas. The festival has honored America's great playwrights for the past twenty-five years.
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