The Power of Theater
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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What does theater "do"? Does it matter in a contemporary, screen-driven society? This intermittent series, drawn from the Kennedy Center Education Department archives, examines the way theater impacts modern society and culture.
|1||CleanVideoMarcia Norman on the unique tools of the playwright||In this podcast playwright Marcia Norman discusses the different forms and forums for storytelling, and what is thrilling about working for the stage.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoLee Blesssing on the role of the playwright||In this podcast playwright Lee Blessing discusses the difference between writing for the theater and writing for television and film.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoKathleen Turner from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||In this podcast actress Kathleen Turner discusses the importance of theater as a means of creating a shared experience among strangers and her need to touch the lives of her audience.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoAlan Stanford and the cast of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot||This podcast, recorded during the run of The Gate Theatre's production of Waiting for Godot at the Kennedy Center, features the actors and the director of the production.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoRichard Thomas and Randle Mell from Twelve Angry Men||In this podcast actors Richard Thomas and Randle Mell discuss performing in the stage version of Twelve Angry Men and how the play illustrates the power of one voice in a system designed to reward the collective majority.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoAugust Wilson and embracing the content of life||Recorded in 2001, Wilson discusses the playwriting process, his characters, issues, and themes.||14 8 2006||Free||View In iTunes|