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This edition: Performance (Spring 1999)

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 29, 1999.

The five performers -- Matthew Broderick (Night Must Fall), Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman), Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), and Swoosie Kurtz (The Mineola Twins) -- discuss their current and past acting roles, how research and real life experience shapes one's portrayal of a character, how the audience completes the performance equation, stage versus film work, and where they started their performing careers. The diverse actors discuss the moment they divulge the central message of the play in which they are acting.

Guest List

Matthew Broderick Actor

Kathleen Chalfant Actress

Brian Dennehy Actor

Elizabeth Franz Actress

Swoosie Kurtz Actress

Pia Lindström Moderator

George C. White Moderator, American Theater Wing