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This edition: Performance (Winter 1984)

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 1984.

The panel of actors - Sinead Cusack (Cyrano De Bergerac), Frank Langella (After The Fall), Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross), Theresa Merritt (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), and Sigourney Weaver (Hurlyburly) - talk about their training, auditioning for their first major roles, the rehearsal process, working in the ensemble, actors who are also playwrights, and establishing relationships as a result of stage work.

Guest List

Sinead Cusack Actress

Jean Dalrymple Moderator

Brendan Gill Moderator

Frank Langella Actor

Joe Mantegna Actor

Theresa Merritt Actress

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

Sigourney Weaver Actress